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Kate Middleton Meets Cast & Crew at 'Downton Abbey' Set Visit!

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) is all smiles as she is greeted with a bouquet of flowers while arriving on the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios on Thursday (March 12) in London, England.

The 33-year-old pregnant royal was introduced to writer and show creator Lord Julian Fellowes, executive producer Liz Trubridge, and cast members Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Rob James-Collier, Lesley Nicol, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and Sophie McShera.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kate Middleton

Kate was then taken inside to visit make-up artists at work, meet the costume designers, seamstresses and cutters in the workshop and was also introduced to the people behind the design and production process of set scenery and props.

20+ pictures inside of Kate Middleton and others on the set of Downton AbbeyMore Here! »

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Maggie Smith Says She'll Leave 'Downton Abbey' After Next Season

Dame Maggie Smith said she will be leaving Downton Abbey after the next season, even as speculation circles that next season will be the show’s last.

“They say this is the last one, and I can’t see how it could go on,” the 80-year-old legendary actress told the Sunday Times. “I mean, I certainly can’t keep going… To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We’re into the late 1920s.”

“One isn’t safe after doing Downton. What’s sad is I’ve gone through my whole life without any of that. I could go round galleries and things on my own and I just can’t do it now. If someone decides to get at you, you can’t get away,” Maggie said about the fame.

“What’s awful is it used to be just autographs, but now everyone wants photographs,” Maggie added about the fame Downton Abbey has given in regards to fans. “You begin to feel like all those people who believed photographs took the soul away. There’s nothing like privacy, but nobody will have that soon. Nobody’s private any more.”

'Downton Abbey' Wins Best TV Drama Ensemble at SAG Awards!

Downton Abbey was victorious this year at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 25) in Los Angeles.

The hit series won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and just a few of the cast members were there to accept the award.

Joanne Froggatt, Laura Carmichael, and Allen Leech, along with Sophie McShera and Penelope Wilton (not pictured) hit the stage to give acceptance speeches.

FYI: Joanne is wearing an Honor gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Salvatore Ferragamo bag, and Jacob & Co. jewels. Laura is wearing a Vionnet dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and a Rauwolf clutch.

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George Clooney Makes His Dashing Debut on 'Downton Abbey' - Watch Now!

George Clooney stops by to visit the Crawley family in this new clip from the upcoming Downton Abbey charity film special!

The 53-year-old actor is approached by Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, who seemingly mistakes him for her husband Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville)!

It’s still unknown which character George will be playing, but it’s reported that he appears in a skit as an American guest at a Crawley wedding.

Britain’s ITV network released the video to help promote the upcoming charity special for “Text Santa,” which airs December 19 and encourages viewers to make donations.

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