Reese Witherspoon didn't meet royals

Reese Witherspoon enjoyed a pre-BAFTA party at Kensington Palace at the weekend but her mother was disappointed to learn she never met any of the royal residents.

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon disappointed her mother by not meeting any members of the royal family at a pre-BAFTAs party on Saturday (07.02.15).

The 'Wild' actress attended a bash at royal residence Kensington Palace - the home of BAFTA president Prince William and his wife Duchess Catherine, who was formerly known as Kate Middleton - but didn't meet Queen Elizabeth or any of her relatives.

Reese said: "My mother kept texting me, 'Did you meet the Queen? Was Kate there? No, Mum, I don't think they're coming to the BAFTA pre-party.' "

While she didn't get to see the royals, the 38-year-old actress - who has children Ava, 15, and Deacon, 11, from her marriage to Ryan Phillippe, and son Tennessee, two, with husband Jim Toth - was enamoured by the palace.

She told the BBC: "It was amazing, just beautiful, the art was gorgeous, the architecture, the ceilings, everything. I was overwhelmed by beauty."

Reese has previously met Catherine and William - who have a 17-month-old son, Prince George, and are expecting their second child - during the couple's North American tour in 2011 and it was previously claimed she stayed in touch with the duchess afterwards and even offered advice during her first pregnancy.

A source previously said: "They have developed a very strong bond.

"Kate knows Reese would never reveal anything about their talks and Reese knows what it's like to live in the spotlight. They have a lot in common.

"Kate talks to Reese about all of her questions and concerns. She has become kind of an older sister Kate can confide in."

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