One A-lister recalls catching Kate Middleton off guard with a personal question

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Kate Middleton is one of the most talked-about women in the world, with her fashion influence turning small businesses into sell-out brands and her hairstyle changes sparking trends of their own.

And this past few years we’ve only seen more of the Duchess of Cambridge.

She was crowned the coolest female of the moment and has been brought forward as "Queen-in-waiting".

This week, it was the Duchess off duty that made headlines as comments by Rami Malek about their meeting at the 2019 BAFTAs resurfaced, explaining how he caught her off guard with a personal question.

"I just looked at Princess Kate at one point, and I said, 'This must be exhausting'", Rami recalled on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "And she said, 'Why?' And I said, 'You just had a baby, right?' She was taken aback, and she said, 'How are you doing?' And I said, 'How are you?' And in the most regal, elegant way, she just, you know, gave me a look, but you could tell. Imagine dressed to the nines, have to talk to all these actors."

He continued: "They're so careful, but it was so cool, because I think I caught her off guard for a second, and had that look of, in the most elegant, professional, royal way, 'Yes, it's a lot having a kid.'"

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Jenny Proudfoot
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