Tuesday Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, died.
A coroner's court has already returned a cause of death. He died of a heart attack; he was aged 64.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla expressed their sadness at his sudden death but by and large the mainstream media rolled with news of the family wealth and who was to inherit it.
That man is Hugh Grosvenor, 25, his only son. He will inherit his title as well as his wealth.
And it will all be tax free.
By Thursday the main news from this story is the family will pay not one penny in inheritance tax.
As some are concluding, perhaps inheritance tax is only for we the people?
BBC News reports the late Duke became "the sixth Duke of Westminster in 1979 and his fortune was estimated at $10.8bn (£8.3bn), according to Forbes magazine, making him the 68th richest person in the world."
Footage of the late Duke of Westminster as a younger man showed the Royal link; he and his son had and have more than a passing likeness to Prince Charles heir to the throne.
The inheritance has more than a nod to the past and days of privilege for the few:
The duke owned 190 acres in Belgravia, adjacent to Buckingham Palace and one of London's most expensive areas, as well as thousands of acres in Scotland and Spain.
The Westminster fortune is an estimated £9billion and that is a tax free sum.
Benjamin Franklin said there are only two things certain in life, death and taxes, but it seems the latter is selective.
The Grosvenor family have used clever accounting to ensure there is no one owner and therefore no inheritance tax to pay.
Swathes of wealthy parts of London belong to the estate but to the trustees not the current Duke; that includes 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia.
The Telegraph clarifies:
"The trustees are legal owners but not 'beneficial owners'," explained Hugi Clarke of estate planning firm Foresight. "As legal owners the trustees can do anything an ordinary owner can do, in terms of selling and trading the assets within the trust.
Perhaps the rest of us can try a similar set up?
Guess any loopholes would soon be closed if that were to happen?
NewsThump satire has its own spin on the story here http://newsthump.com/2016/08/10/government-happy-to-take-a-cheque-for-duke-of-westminsters-3-6bn-inheritance-tax-settlement/