Carrie Johnson may soon walk down the aisle as a bridesmaid.

I hear the best friend of the Prime Minister’s wife, Emma Barr, pictured with Carrie, is engaged, to restaurant PR man William Hanley.

Emma, a former government special adviser who worked as a Tory press officer under Carrie, tells me: ‘William and I are over the moon and we can’t wait to celebrate with our friends and family.’

She has publicly accused Carrie’s critics of ‘jealousy’, gushing: ‘She was a wonderful boss and has always gone out of her way to support me.’ 

Here comes the invitation: Carrie’s loyal gal pal Emma Barr to wed

Here comes the invitation: Carrie’s loyal gal pal Emma Barr to wed

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives, accompanied by now-wife Carrie Symonds, ahead of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester in 2019

Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) arrives with Carrie Symonds, his now-wife, in advance of the Conservative Party Conference, Manchester 2019,

Modern ways are very common

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s university pal, singer and actor Jules Knight, is taking ‘rewilding’ to extremes.

Singer and actor Jules Knight, pictured in 2011, has moved to the country to save the environment

Jules Knight (singer and actor), has relocated to Canada to help the environment.

The dashing former Holby City star, 40, reveals he’s upped sticks from his home in London for the country in a bid to save the environment.

‘I’ve moved into my eco-hut to better manage my re-wilding project at my estate in North Norfolk, where I’m attempting to live off the land as I work on my next album,’ Knight tells me.

‘It’s entirely powered through a mixture of solar, wind, and animal waste, so I’m totally “off the grid” power-wise.’

Don’t pooh-pooh it!

Kitty and Mrs Elba have a moment of enlightenment.

Slipping into a £2,380 figure-hugging dress for a wedding usually guarantees turning at least a few heads, but unfortunately for Idris Elba’s wife, Sabrina, it had the opposite effect.

To attend her friend’s Los Angeles wedding, Simon Huck, a PR executive, and Phil Riportella (a finance executive), the 33-year old former Miss Vancouver wore a Rick Owens dress.

Lady Kitty Spencer and Sabrina Elba attend the wedding of friends Simon Huck and Phil Riportella

Lady Kitty Spencer, Sabrina Elba and Phil Riportella attend the wedding of their friends Simon Huck & Phil Riportella

However, she soon realized that the mauve color of her frock, which was made from mauve, is the same as the Beverly Hills Hotel’s walls.

‘Sabrina is beautiful and usually stands out everywhere she goes, but for a chunk of the night she basically faded into the background,’ says one of the guests.

Sabrina is pictured above with her pal, Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer, 30, who had no problem attracting attention in a sparkling Dolce & Gabbana number.

She once modelled lingerie, but ex-M&S model Erin O’Connor considers mini-skirts a fashion faux pas.

The 6ft Vogue cover star says she refuses to wear them because they are ‘disproportionate’ for her height.

‘I would never wear miniskirts,’ exclaims the 43-year-old. ‘I know they’re meant to be sexy and quite feminine, but it actually does the opposite for me.’

She adds: ‘I really enjoy being a woman, but the shape and structure of women’s clothing hasn’t done me a huge amount of favours.’

Despite her dislike of mini-skirts, Erin says she’s been forced to wear them on the catwalk.

‘I’ve worn them for work, but when I have a say in terms of feeling desirable and a bit sexy, I would wear a really well-cut pair of trousers. That’s my idea of sexiness.’ 

The smart set’s talking about… Why Gilmour girl is in the pink

 Landing a tiny part in Downton Abbey eight years ago, aged 11, was just the beginning for actress Romany Gilmour.

I hear the daughter of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and novelist Polly Samson has been snapped up by one of the country’s biggest talent agencies.

‘I am very happy to announce that I am now represented by Tavistock Wood,’ confirms Romany, who joins Hollywood stars Alicia Vikander and Lily James on their books. Romany is the youngest of David’s eight children.

Wonderwell, which starred the late Carrie Fisher, will be her debut credited role.

Romany, a woman with many talents, is also a musician. She sang last year on Yes, I Have Ghosts alongside her father.