The Duchess of Cambridge has begun her visit to the studios of ITV series Downton Abbey.
Kate was handed flowers shortly before she met Lord Fellowes, the creator of the hit show at Ealing Studios in west London.
The Duchess, whose baby is due next month, wore an outfit from British maternity label Jojo Maman Bebe.
She then met with hair and make-up stylists who were working to prepare some of the show's stars for filming.
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall celebrated the start of the Chinese New Year in Chinatown today.Read the full story ›
Charles marvelled at the ornate splendour of Sir Joseph Bazalgette's Abbey Mills pumping station near Stratford in east London.Read the full story ›
Members of the Queen's Guard have been assigned the protection of armed police, amid reports they could be targeted by terrorists.Read the full story ›
A species of magic mushroom has been discovered growing in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.Read the full story ›
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Multiple Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been knighted by the Duke of Cambridge. The 57-year-old Lincoln star, the only person to win an Academy Award for best actor three times, was honoured at Buckingham Palace for services to drama.
Clean-shaven, with short, grey hair and dressed in traditional morning dress, the acclaimed and notably private Anglo-Irish actor declined to speak to the media after being honoured by William. Sir Daniel was made a knight in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June, saying at the time he was "entirely amazed and utterly delighted in equal measure".
He won his first Oscar for his role as a disabled writer in 1989's My Left Foot, and a second for his turn as an early 20th century oilman in 2007's There Will Be Blood. He completed his hat-trick by playing assassinated US president Abraham Lincoln in 2012. Other high-profile roles include Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon in the film In The Name Of The Father, an adopted native American in The Last Of The Mohicans and a brutal butcher in Martin Scorsese's Gangs Of New York.
Sir Daniel, who grew up in south London and has dual British and Irish citizenship, is fiercely private and lives in Co Wicklow, Ireland, with wife Rebecca Miller - daughter of playwright Arthur Miller - and their two sons. The son of former poet laureate Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon, he has been nominated five times for the best actor Oscar and has a reputation for taking his method acting very seriously, including staying in character off-screen as well as on during filming.
The Royal Historic Palaces has released amazing new footage of previously unseen views of the poppies at the Tower of London, using an aerial drone.
Actress Barbara Windsor and war veterans joined Harry to mark London Poppy Day.Read the full story ›