Prince William and Kate reveal they 'love Downton Abbey'
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend their Sunday evenings watching Downton Abbey, according to one of the show's stars.
The Royal couple told Jessica Brown Findlay - who plays Lady Sybil Crawley in the ITV drama - they were "huge fans of the show".
The 22-year-old star met the Royal newly-weds at a BAFTA event in Los Angeles, where she said they singled her out to speak to.
She said: "I got to be presented to William and Kate, who was beautiful and lovely and very kind!
"I was flattered and privileged to be presented to the two of them at the BAFTA event in Los Angeles.
"They picked me out and spoke very highly of Downton Abbey, and it was lovely to hear.
"They told me that they were huge fans of the show."
She told OK! magazine she was completely in awe of the Duke and Duchess.
"It wasn't exactly all in a day's work for me but it was for them, I'm sure," she said.
"It felt surreal as an actress playing English aristocracy to meet them in LA.
"And as I am scared of flying it was already strange enough to be so far away, so I said to them: 'Can't we do this again in the UK?'
"It was wonderful. I was so starstruck, literally paralysed through the whole meeting."
But the Royal couple weren't the only guests who left Jessica starstruck.
The young actress revealed she spent much of the evening staring at Hollywood star Tom Hanks.
"I get very starstruck and I couldn't stop looking at Tom Hanks when I met him," she said.
"He must have thought I was nuts!"
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