Kate Middleton Kate Middleton is no stranger to duty. Everybody's favorite royal is perpetually hosting events, shaking hands, and just looking downright regal at all times. Her latest responsibility, however, is a horse of a different color. The Duchess and the Queen will be hosting a reception at Buckingham Palace to honor the dramatic arts, in particular, RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

The Queen is (as the school's name would indicate) a patron of the school, and it's clear she's hoping Kate will follow in her footsteps. There are going to be scads of famous guests, including the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Helen Mirren. Kate is such a star in her own right that hobnobbing with folks of their ilk won't be an issue for her, surely. In fact, it wouldn't be surprising if she makes some new friends who are eager to offer her the odd role on screens both small and large. After all, Kate's no stranger to the world of acting. Remember her stellar performance in My Fair Lady?

Who do you think Kate's the most excited about meeting at this event?

 

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