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Reese Witherspoon Was "Really Excited" to Meet Kate Middleton

Entertainment Dec. 8, 2011 AT 6:47PM
Reese Witherspoon Was "Really Excited" to Meet Kate Middleton Credit: Fame Pictures

Even Hollywood royalty gets starstruck by the real royals!

In a conference call for NBC's Dec. 13 special William and Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage, royal photographer Chris Jackson opened up about the moment when Reese Witherspoon first encountered Duchess Kate.

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"One of the bits featured in the documentary was when Catherine met Reese Witherspoon, and there's a picture where Reese is just looking at her in complete awe," he said. Kate and William, both 29, hobnobbed with Hollywood's elite at a private event Sunday during their North American Royal Tour in July. 

"[Reese] was really excited to meet [Kate]," Jackson said. "But what I explain in the documentary is that the great thing about photographing royals is kind of that you transcend celebrity and get an A-list Hollywood star."

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Before Kate and Will's April 29 "I do's," Witherspoon, 35, told Live! with Regis and Kelly that she was "bummed" she didn't score an invite to the royal wedding.

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"[Someone said], 'Do you know them?' and I said, 'No!'" the Oscar winner quipped. "But I invited them to my wedding!" (Witherspoon married talent agent Jim Toth in March.)

Tune in to NBC Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. EST for William and Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage, hosted by Natalie Morales.

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