There are many things which journalists can consider an honour – such as winning a Pulitzer or interviewing a high-profile individual.
Yet for Christopher Hope, The Telegraph’s chief political correspondent, his latest “honour” came in the form of letting Stanley Johnson that he was to be a grandfather once more – because his son Boris apparently hadn’t told him yet.
“I had the honour of telling Stanley Johnson he was to be a grandfather again – he had been watching a film in the cinema with his phone off.
“He told me: ‘It is wonderful news. It is very good to have this extremely uplifting news from an impeccable source – the Telegraph,” he wrote on Twitter.
The comment comes after it was revealed on Saturday that the prime minister and his wife Carrie are expecting their second child together, after Ms Johnson experienced a miscarriage at the start of the year.
“I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again but I’ve also felt like a bag of nerves,” she said in a post on Instagram.
The baby will be the pair’s second child after the birth of Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson in April last year.
However, the way in which Stanley Johnson was informed of the news has since been described as “weird” and “embarrassing” by users online:
@christopherhope @Telegraph One of the moat disturbing and embarassing tweets I have possibly ever seen.