Super-fun royal news for Downton Abbey fans!
The Duchess of Cambridge has been very busy this week, as she heads into the final stretch of her pregnancy (she's said to be due next month). Earlier this week, she participated in the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey and attended two art gallery exhibitions, and today, she went on a tour of the set of the hit show Downton Abbey and met with members of the cast and crew!
For the occasion, Kate, 33, chose a stunning cream-coloured coat from the British maternity line JoJo Maman Bebe.
Kate got an extensive tour of the set at Ealing Studios, which is celebrated as one of the world's oldest film studios, in West London, and spoke with designers and costume-makers behind the scenes...
"Mrs Patmore and Daisy baked a delicious chocolate cake for the Duchess of Cambridge in the #DowntonAbbey Kitchen," the royal family shared on their Instagram account, @KensingtonRoyal.
Here's the fabulous cake!
The Duchess also spoke to Phyllis Logan (who plays the housekeeper Mrs. Hughes), while she was getting her makeup done by Nic Collins.
"You've come just at the right time," joked Robert James Collier (who plays the villainous Thomas). "Phyllis is about to have her Botox put in." Ha!
When Kate met with four-year-old Zac Barker (who plays Lady Mary's son, George, with his twin, Oliver), he presented her a little wooden train to bring home to Prince George.
Actors Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern and others were also in attendance. But Dame Maggie Smith, alas, was sick and couldn't make it. Here they are talking during the filming of Season Six...
As photographer Chris Jackson tweeted (along with the following photo), "The Duchess of Cambridge seemed to LOVE her visit to @DowntonAbbey at @EalingStudios this morn #DuchessAtDownton."
But, I mean, who wouldn't love that!? (And I don't even watch the show anymore.) Indeed, it looks like the Duchess had a blast.
Look out for Kate again tomorrow! Yes, I'll be blogging about another Kate event: She and Prince William, along with other members of the royal family, will be honouring those who have served in Afghanistan. Next week, they'll be visiting the Irish Guards on St. Patrick's Day and then the Brookhill Children's Centre for a charity event supporting families. Stay tuned!
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