The Mail took a break from its limited stock of photographs of Harman and co as twentysomethings yesterday and instead had a nostalgic poke at the Duchess of York and her 'startling new look'.
A further photograph appeared on page three, coupled with a headline asking "Has Fergie taken the dieting too far?"
"Wearing her hair scraped back off her face, the Duchess of York looked tired and drawn as she left a restaurant in Manhattan..."
The photograph showed no mercy. After the "Wow! Look at Julie Christie at 60" nonsense last week, here was a woman of 54 looking like a woman of 54. She had, the copy explained, been on a "gruelling three-month boot camp in the Swiss Alps" and had lost about 30lb.
This was all the excuse the paper needed to produce a follow-up spread today, regurgitating thirty years of highs and lows in the Duchess's life through her face and figure.