Dear Gossips,

It’s kind of amazing how one becomes a star these days. In Amanda Thatcher’s case, well, her moment came at her grandmother’s funeral. Click here for a good summary of the reaction to young Ms Thatcher’s reading at the service yesterday.

You think Pippa’s jealous? Threatened?

Well if she isn’t, she should be. They’ve been trying to set her up with a proper title and some land for years, and now this girl comes along, with her sweet voice and innocent face, and she’s an evangelical too! There’s also an all-American looking brother (Michael) with a passing resemblance to Cato from The Hunger Games movie. God, Pippa, step up your game.

Yours in gossip,