Even celebs get starstruck: Reese Witherspoon recalls meeting the Duchess of Cambridge

2018-09-28 09:59
 

Cape Town - Reese Witherspoon thinks Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge is “magnificent” and she “immediately fell under her spell” when they first met in 2011.

Describing the starstruck moment she shook hands with British royalty in her new book, Whiskey in a Teacup, Reese admitted that she couldn’t contain her excitement.

An excerpt, via Marie Claire, reads: “The scream that issued from my lips upon receiving [the invitation] - you would have thought I was going to die. I wake up early, mind you, but on that day I was up at 04:00 doing my hair. That's early, even for me. 'I've never seen you this excited,' my husband said. He wasn't kidding.”

The pair met at a reception to mark the Launch of Tusk Trust's US Patron's Circle in Santa Barbra, California in July 2011.

It was part of the, then newly married, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first joint trip to the USA.

While claiming that she has never fallen into the hype surrounding the royals, she couldn’t hide her excitement.

And what impression did Catherine make on Reese?

“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.”

SEE A SNAP OF REESE AND CATHERINE HERE:

reese witherspoon, kate middleton

(Photo: Getty Images)

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