There are more than a few people who have a strong admiration for the Duchess of Cambridge, and the beloved royal can now count iconic actress Reese Witherspoonas one of them! The Oscar winner opened up about her encounter with the duchess back in 2011 in her recently released memoir, Whiskey in a Teacup– and let’s just say: we agree!
Dedicating an entire page to this chance-of-a-lifetime meeting with the royal mother of three, the Legally Blondestar writes about how she “immediately fell” under Kate’s spell when she spoke with her at a fundraiser for Tusk Trust (one of Prince William’s patronages) in LA during the newlyweds’ first official tour. Reese even dubs her an “honorary Southern icon,” which is quite the honour coming from the elegant Louisiana native.
Even after admitting that she was “relatively immune from the obsession with the royals,” that all changed when she met the Duchess of Cambridge: “The scream that issues from my lips upon receiving [the invitation] – you would have thought I was going to die,” Reese wrote. “I wake up early, mind you, but on that day, I was up at 4am doing my hair. That’s early, even for me. ‘I’ve never seen you this excited,’ my husband said. He wasn’t kidding.” And while the big screen star always looks perfectly put together, she looked absolutely exquisite on that day, with her blond hair cascading sleekly to her shoulders and a bright red dress for the meet and greet.
She continued in her book: “Jim took pictures of me in the car. You can see rays of happiness shooting out of my face. I love Kate Middleton that much. And she did not disappoint! She was just lovely and warm, elegant and composed. She also told a joke, and I immediately fell under her spell. She’s just as magnificent as she seems to be. She’s a very compassionate, socially conscious, deeply caring person.”
And while singing Kate’s praises, the 42-year-old didn’t forget to acknowledge that royal life can’t be easy: “What’s more, it takes a very special person to decide to commit to that kind of life, to choose to be under public scrutiny every moment. Now that she’s in that position, her entire life is in service, forever. I am so in awe of that kind of dedication.” It’s plain to see that Reese has found a heroine in Kate – and we’re sure the fellow mother of three was equally delighted to meet the beautiful Hollywood heavyweight!