He lent his name to the infamous inquiry that has strangled Britain’s free press, but Mr Steerpike was pleased to see that Sir Brian Leveson does not wholly practice what he preaches. At least not in front of Her Majesty the Queen that is.

Mr S attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace yesterday afternoon, where a strict ban on photography was in place. But who should be spied snapping away on his phone? The President of Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Brian Leveson himself.