A strange thing happened at the Palace last week. Buck House was hosting a special drinks reception for the Prince's Trust, Prince Charles's charity for young people.

Insurance software specialist Sirius group chief executive Steve Verrall is a major patron and had invited a number of clients as guests.

The moment came when His Majesty was finally introduced to Prince Charles.

Yes that's right. Towergate's chairman and chief executive Peter Cullum gave a brief audience to the next King.

He also held court with Folgate's Andy Homer and regional broking baron Bob Beckett.

Backchat has now decided to start its own court circular each week - recording the activities and movements of Towergate's king.