The Mirror and reporter Ryan Parry have today escaped the clutches of a breach of confidence action in exchange for keeping a lid on any further revelations from Mr Parry's time at the Palace.
The Mirror will hand over all its pictures and maintain a permanent gag over the story in exchange for the Queen dropping her breach of confidence action.
So we will not get to test whether breach of confidence was in the public interest or whether it went too far.
The Palace gets to walk away with the dignity it has left from the episode and its legal costs paid for.
The Mirror avoids putting the Queen to any further embarrassment and can claim to have done the public a great service by exposing such inexcusable security lapses.
Good call there Piers!