Illustration for article titled Joanne Froggatt Accidentally Cracked a Sex Joke at Kate Middleton on a iDownton Abbey /iSet Visit

Joanne Froggatt, who plays the much-tested maid Anna Bates on Downton Abbey, stopped by Conan recently. And she revealed that when Kate Middleton visited the set, she accidentally cracked a dirty joke to the duchess.


E! points to the video. Their royal visitor informed the pair that it felt strange being in the character’s bedroom, when Froggatt responded: “I said, ‘Yeah, not many people get to come in Lady Mary’s bedroom,’” she said. “And then I was like, ‘Oh my god. What have I just said?’” Kate doesn’t seem like the type to bat an eye at a double entendre, though. (Presumably she spends a fair bit of time around Harry, so....)

Also, Froggatt revealed that per her contract, she’s not allowed to get a tan as long as she’s on the show.

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