What Happened When Kate Beckinsale Was Mistaken for Kate Middleton?

Kate Beckinsale made a name for herself in the world of acting, so she got quite the surprise when she was recently mistaken for a member of the royal family.

The recently hospitalized Beckinsale was able to laugh when a picture of the “wrong” Kate was posted along with an online article regarding her health scare. Although the post clearly addressed the concern for Kate Beckinsale’s ruptured ovarian cysts, she, along with fans, were quite amused when a picture of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge was posted instead.

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Kate recently suffered a minor, yet painful issue when she experienced the rupturing of an ovarian cyst. The 45-year-old British actress shared a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed, with an oxygen tube and a less than happy look on her face. She received greetings from fans and fellow actors and actresses, all of who wished her well, along with a speedy recovery.

Has anyone else ever made a royal mistake?

Interestingly, this is not the first time celebrities and British royals have ever been mistaken for each other. Prince Harry was wrongly identified as another famous ginger, Ed Sheeran, when he was at a party. Coincidentally, other members of the royal family seem to have look-alikes in Hollywood. Some fans feel that Lady Amelia Windsor bears a striking resemblance to Emilia Clarke, while others see similarities between Princess Eugenie and Kate Mara.

What has Kate Beckinsale been up to since her hospitalization?

Since recovering from her recent painful ordeal, Kate has certainly been keeping busy. She was recently spotted holding hands with Pete Davidson, and also expressed her adoration for him. The two were seen at a comedy show, then later arriving at a Santa Monica hotel. Apparently, the two make each other smile on a regular basis, and they truly enjoy each other’s company.

How did Kate Beckinsale react to being mistaken for Kate Middleton?

Kate Beckinsale got a pretty good laugh out of being mistaken for the wife of Prince William! In addition to expressing extreme gratitude for all of the warm messages that were received from fans, she jokingly made fun of the error, laughing at the idea of anyone thinking that she was Kate Middleton. Looks like the humor of the situation really made Kate smile.

What did Kate Middleton think?

Although fans do not know how the Duchess of Cambridge reacted to the mistake, it is likely that she saw the humor of the situation as well. Kate Middleton is famously known for her good nature and her love of anything funny. 

What are the similarities between the two Kates?

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton | Photo by the Middleton Family/Clarence House via GettyImages

In addition to having the same first name, the two Kates share some other similarities as well, which could help to explain the error of mixing them up. Although not quite as tall as the Duchess, Kate Beckinsale still has some height at 5’7. They both have lovely, flowing brown hair, perfect noses, high cheekbones, and bright smiles. 

Are the two Kates friends? 

While Kate Middleton and Kate Beckinsale don’t appear to spend time together, perhaps they will have the chance to do so in the future. If the two ever should meet up, they will most certainly share a giggle over what has recently happened. Other celebrities also weighed in on the error, leaving funny comments on Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram account, joking about the idea of her being a member of the royal family. 

Fans wish both Kate Beckinsale and Kate Middleton the very best and are happy that the royal mix-up provided everyone with amusement!