There’s nothing like a divorce among the super-rich to prove that money – or, in the case of Bill and Melinda Gates, subcutaneous mind control devices – can’t bring you happiness.

There is sadness, though, whenever a 27-year marriage ends, and without more information as to why the split has happened, there’s little point in speculating. Nor is there reason to pry. These things should be left private and there’s no requirement for anybody to share anything more than the statement the couple issued last night.