In news that is sure to delight Anglophiles the world over, on Thursday Kensington Palace announced via Twitter that
The former Kate Middleton, who is expecting her second child with
According to the Telegraph, the duchess will meet series creator
Our first thought? Poor Lady Edith, left out once again. And our second? We only wish Kate would make a cameo appearance next season. She could scrub pots and talk history with Daisy, or enlist Miss Baxter to brush her perfectly shiny hair or hatch a devious revenge plot with Thomas. (Actually, scratch that: Since she's pregnant, she should probably avoid Thomas and all that secondhand smoke.)
But while she's there, maybe she could use that royal charm to persuade Maggie Smith to stick around for another sesason?
Exciting as Kate's upcoming visit will certainly be, it's not the first time a British royal has showed up on the set of a popular series. Last year