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Royal Visit: 'Downton Abbey' Star Michelle Dockery Talks About The Time Duchess Catherine Came To Set

Michelle Dockery spoke about the "nerve-wrecking" moment when Duchess Catherine came to the Downton Abbey set.

September 20, 2019 - 10:36 / Clemens Fanger

Michelle Dockery appeared on the The Tonight Show and dished to host Jimmy Fallon about the time when Duchess Catherine came to the Downton Abbey set in 2015. Here's how the actress dealt with the royal visit!

Dockery came on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote the new Downton Abbey movie and also talked about the day Duchess Catherine, who was pregnant with Princess Charlotte at the time, visited the set of the popular British show.

Although it was already four years ago, Dockery still remembers that day in 2015 quite fondly: "Joanne Froggatt and I, who plays Anna (Bates), were rehearsing a scene and at that moment, she (Catherine) came on set and she was our audience" the actress revealed.

Joanne Froggatt and Michelle Dockery chat with the Duchess of Cambridge on the Downton Abbey set in 2015.

"I sort of felt like it’s probably what it felt like for a court jester back in the day, performing for the royals, so we were quite nervous", Dockery continued.

Michelle Dockery: Duchess Catherine "was so charming..."

Duchess Catherine also looked around the rest of the set and was spotted visiting one of the makeup trailers where she had a chat with Phyllis Logan, who plays "Mrs. Hughes" on Downton Abbey.

Duchess Catherine and Phyllis Logan on the set of Downton Abbey.

Michelle Dockery was practically beaming as she summed up the royal set visit: "She was so charming, gracious and beautiful, she was mesmerising, and it was such a special day for everyone." Have a look at the entire interview with Jimmy Fallon below!

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery on The Tonight Show

The Downton Abbey movie has been in theaters since September 20 2019 and features the entire cast from the TV show, including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Brendan Coyle.