NBC Special Reveals That Reese Witherspoon Was “In Complete Awe” Of Duchess Catherine

Us Weekly took part in a conference call ahead of NBC’s December 13th special, William and Kate: Inside The Royal Marriage, where royal photographer Chris Jackson spoke about the July 10th private reception in Los Angeles to mark the launch of Tusk Trust’s US Patron’s Circle.  Reese Witherspoon, a guest at the reception, was very much looking forward to meeting the Duchess of Cambridge.

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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,” Jackson recalled.  “[Reese] was really excited to meet [Kate], 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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I’m a bit surprised that NBC doesn’t refer to Her Royal Highness as “Catherine,” as that is what she prefers to be referred to as.  Nevertheless, tune into the special on Tuesday, December 13th at 8pm EST.