In what may go down in history as the most British news of all time, Kate Middleton is coming to Downton Abbey!
No, she isn't going to guest star — although "the Duchess of Cambridge" does sound like a great foil to the Dowager Countess, now that we think of it.
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According to a statement released by the palace on Thursday, the real-life Princess will be visiting Ealing Studios where the hit show is filmed "to celebrate the success of the award-winning production."
Kate will tour the sets, meet the stars, pose for photographs, and even watch a scene being filmed!
But for Kate this isn't just another public appearance.
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We have it on good authority that Kate is a fan of the show — and not just because she totally sounds like a Downton character!
Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley on the show, is a lifelong pal of Kate's little sis Pippa Middleton!
We can't wait to see Kate in one of those photos in front of the estate!
[Image via PBS/Bauer Griffin Online.]
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