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A source said: "The Duke and Duchess are hugely grateful for the warm wishes they have received from people throughout the UK and indeed around the world and over the last few months.
"They know that people are excited that Prince George will soon have a little brother or sister, it means a great deal to them that so many will be celebrating this important moment for their family."
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The Duchess of Cambridge got VIP treatment from the cast of Downton Abbey as she visited the set today.
Eight-months pregnant Kate met all the lead characters apart from Dame Maggie Smith, who was unable to attend because of illness.
The kitchen staff baked her a cake and the footmen even offered to clean her shoes, joking: "You can take advantage of our services if you like".
Downton fan Kate is credited with boosting the ITV show's popularity in America after mentioning she liked the drama.
ITV News Correspondent Nina Nannar reports:
The Duchess of Cambridge was presented with a cake by Downton Abbey cooks Mrs Patmore and Daisy on her visit to the show's studios today, but the stars admitted they didn't bake it themselves.
"Are you both fantastic cooks?" the Duchess asked actors Lesley Nicol and Sophie McShera on receiving the chocolate cake.
"You wouldn't want it if it was cooked by us," joked Nicol.
The Duchess of Cambridge shared a joke with Downton Abbey's Carson during her visit to the show's set today, asking him if his suit and bow tie were "usual attire".
Carson, played by Jim Carter, responded "this is my relaxing gear", as he showed Kate the costumes trailer for the series.
The Duchess of Cambridge watched filming of a new episode of Downton Abbey as she visited Ealing Studios today.
To mark her visit, the team behind the show left a small tribute on her headphones, by way of a label marked 'HRH'.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been handed a wooden train as a gift for Prince George during her visit to the set of Downton Abbey - given to her by his namesake in the show, Master George Crawley.
The cast also posed for a portrait with Kate as her visit at Ealing Studios neared its end.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been given the full tour of the Downton Abbey set today, with the manor's staff baking her a cake and even offering to polish her shoes.