One of the many privileges of members of the royal family is the opportunity to visit the set of their favorite series whenever they like. Kate Middleton took this opportunity and checked how the new season is filmed.
The reason for the visit of the Duchess was not only the adornment of the famous British series of the whole royal family (yes, Prince William as well), but also the desire to congratulate the whole production team with receiving the prestigious awards – the “Golden Globe” and the “Emmy”.
Highclere Castle in Berkshire (South East England) is the real castle that plays the role of Downton Abbey. Set in 1,000 acres of parkland, this Victorian manor is home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, whose family have lived on the site since 1679.
On the set of the Duchess met screenwriter of the series Julian Fellowes and the executive producer Liz Truebridge who gave Kate a tour around the film set. In the department of make up Duchess talked to Phyllis Logan who plays Mrs. Hughes and also met Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Lesley Nicole and Sophie McShera.
Her Royal Highness had a chat with almost every actor of the series, except for Maggie Smith (the Countess Grantham) who felt a little unwell on that day. In honor of such a pleasant visit a special Downton Abbey cake was prepared and the youngest member of the shooting process (George) gave the Duchess gift for Prince George – a little wooden train. From George to George. Now we can only admire the pictures of the process of filming and wait for the new season.
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