‘Downton Abbey’ Fan Kate Middleton Tours Set in London
Downton had perhaps the fanciest of guests on Thursday morning: the Duchess of Cambridge aka. Kate Middleton.
The pregnant royal, who is expecting her second child next month, arrived to Ealing Studios, the London home of Downton Abbey, in a gorgeous cream coat by British maternity line JoJo Maman Bebe, complete with black pumps and a matching clutch.
Middleton, who’s been a longtime Downton fan with husband Prince William, met with cast members and show creator Julian Fellowes, watched the filming of a Season 6 scene from one of the directors’ chairs, toured the costume and makeup departments, and even took a little souvenir home for her son, Prince George.
Here’s the Duchess receiving a wooden train from Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and 4-year-old actor Zac Barker, who plays Mary’s son, Master George Crawley:
Here are some other highlights, courtesy of Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account:
This is the second royal visit to Downton Abbey in recent weeks. Ealing Studios hosted the Countess of Wessex and the Mexican First Lady, Angelica Rivera, on Mar. 4. In 2011, Middleton’s family — parents Carole and Michael and sister Pippa — paid a visit to the London set.
Launch the gallery, above, for more photos from Kate Middleton’s Downton Abbey tour.