Kate Middleton has traveled back in time – to Downton Abbey!
The real-life royal made a special visit to the Ealing Studios set of Downton this week to meet the cast and crew of the on-screen royals drama and pose for several photos.
The Duchess wore black heels and a cream coat that put her baby bump on display (she is already eight months pregnant).
Kate first met the show’s creator, Lord Julian Fellowes, and other film and TV execs who work on the series. Then she got to see the show’s makeup artists, costume designers, seamstresses, cutters, and more crew who have a hand in crafting perfect scenery and props for the time period.
She also got the chance to meet several of Downton’s cast members, including Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Lesley Nicol and Sophie McShera.
Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary on the show, gave Kate a special gift, while the show’s youngest actor, Oliver Barker, stepped up with a train for Prince George.
Kate has said that she’s a big fan of the show, and her excitment was evident as she beamed at everyone on set. “It was a very surreal and exciting experience to be at work and be visited by a member of the royal family,” actress Laura Carmichael said told Us Magazine. “She’s watched the show and really loves it.