"I immediately fell under her spell": Reese Witherspoon gushes about Kate Middleton giving her some serious royal fever
Reese Witherspoon recalls her 2011 meeting with the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and how she was awestruck by her
Even celebrities like Reese Witherspoon can get starstruck when it comes to meeting members of the royal family and the actress recalled her 2011 meeting with the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. As reported by Marie Claire, Witherspoon opened up about her experience in her new book 'Whiskey in a Teacup'. Even though Reese had claimed that she was "relatively immune from the obsession with the Royals," everything changed when she was going to meet the Duchess of Cambridge in person at a reception to mark the Launch of Tusk Trust’s US Patron’s Circle in Santa Barbara, California.
42-year-old Reese wrote, "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 4 a.m. doing my hair. That’s early, even for me. ‘I’ve never seen you this excited,’ my husband said. He wasn’t kidding". She recalled how there were "rays of happiness shooting out of my face" in the photographs that her husband took of her on the way to the event.
"I love Kate Middleton that much," Reese revealed. "And she did not disappoint! 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," she continued. Reese also recognized that Kate's place being in the public eye was not always easy.
"It takes a very special person to decide to commit to that kind of life, to choose to be under public scrutiny every moment. Now that she’s in that position, her entire life is in service, forever. I am so in awe of that kind of dedication," she explained.
Reese recently finished up her cross-country book launch tour at Joanna and Chip Gaines' Magnolia Market center in Waco, Texas on Thursday. Apart from working on promoting her new book, she has also been involved with the second season of hit HBO series 'Big Little Lies'.