A private investigator who claims to know Jonathan Rees - allegedly the notorious News Of The World phone hacker, has claimed that hacking the Duchess Of Cambridge's mobile phone was a complete waste of time.
Phil Marlowe, of Catford claims to have heard the tapes, and said that the content was about as exciting and revelatory as "a wet night in Wigan."
It transpires that far from providing salacious gossip for Sunday redtop consumption, the then Kate Middleton's conversations consisted primarily of the phrase: "Okay, yah."
Beyond that, there was little of interest.
Most of the tapes contained details of restaurant reservations, calls to mini-cab companies, pizza orders, more "Okay, yah,"s quite a number of "super"s, a couple of "squiffy's" and a few "jolly hockey sticks!"
"I don't know how much the NOTW paid for this crap," Marlowe said. "But it was a right waste of hard earned. You couldn't hear the caller - just Kate's responses. To be honest, I've spent more enthralling times reading Facebook."
Sounds like a waste of time and resources. And all so very dull.
More as we get it.