A real-life royal is coming to the Crawley residence!
ET confirms that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, will visit the set of where the lavish series Downton Abbey is taped at Ealing Studios in west London -- not to be confused with Highclere Castle in Hampshire where the exterior scenes are shot.
According to People, the 8-months-pregnant Duchess will watch actors shoot a scene in the servants' quarters and then view a second take of that scene on the monitors in the “video village” -- just as the producers would during production.
Prince William's wife -- a fan of the Downton -- will also be shown around the studio by the show's creator, Julian Fellowes, and will meet the costume designers and makeup artists that work the wildly popular series. There will also be a reception held for the Duchess where she will greetDownton Abbey cast members, writers and producers.