A Duchess At Downton: Kate Middleton Visits Cast And Set Of “Downton Abbey”

A Duchess At Downton: Kate Middleton Visits Cast And Set Of "Downton Abbey"
On Thursday, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge spent the day touring the set and meeting with the cast of "Downton Abbey." See photos here!

Mr. Carson must have been thrilled when Catherine, a real-life member of the Royal Family, and a duchess to boot, showed up Thursday on the set of Downton Abbey.

When she first arrived at Ealing Studios in west London, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was greeted by series creator, Julian Fellowes. She then toured the makeup and costume trailers and met actress Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes) and Robert Jomes Collier (Thomas), who joked that she had “…come just at the right time, Phyllis is about to
 have her Botox put in.”

Her time on set also included tours of the construction workshops and prop stores and visits with the seamstresses, designers, and cuters who are responsible for the exquisite costumes on Downton Abbey:

The Duchess also had a chance to speak with Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Joanna Froggatt (Anna Bates):

The popular British drama series posted photos to their Facebook page which included a shot of Catherine with Dockery and her on-screen son:

A Duchess At Downton: Kate Middleton Visits Cast And Set Of "Downton Abbey"

The Duchess visited the downstairs kitchen where she was gifted a cake from Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore) and Sophie McShera (Daisy):

A Duchess At Downton: Kate Middleton Visits Cast And Set Of "Downton Abbey"

Catherine also posed for a group photograph that included members of the cast and crew:

A Duchess At Downton: Kate Middleton Visits Cast And Set Of "Downton Abbey"

Catherine is currently eight months pregnant with her second child with Prince William. Her son, Prince George, is third in line for the British throne and will one day succeed his father as the king.

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