Ashington brothers welcome Duchess of Cambridge to Downton Abbey

The Duchess of Cambridge is presented with a train for Prince George by actor Oliver Barker during an official visit to the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 12, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Kate. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire ROYAL_Kate_141172.JPG
The Duchess of Cambridge is presented with a train for Prince George by actor Oliver Barker during an official visit to the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 12, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Kate. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire ROYAL_Kate_141172.JPG

Two brothers from Ashington met the Duchess of Cambridge today (Thursday March 12) when she visited the set of Downton Abbey.

Four-year-olds Zac and Oliver Barker - who are triplets along with their sister Megan - play the role of Master George Crawley in the popular ITV drama and joined the rest of the cast at Ealing Studios in London to welcome Kate Middleton who is eight months pregnant.

“Zac handed Kate the posy when she arrived,” explained the boys’ mum Clare Barker. “She had a chat with him and was a little surprised when he told her he was a triplet!

“Oliver featured in the cast photo and also presented Kate with a toy train and teddies for Prince George and the new baby. She asked Oliver who his favourite train was & he answered with Percy!

“We then attended the reception for her afterwards, watched her unveil a plaque then had another chat with her. We wished her all the best with the new baby.

“She was lovely - really down to earth and stunning. She seemed to genuinely enjoy the visit.”

See next week’s paper (March 19) for the full feature.