Kate Middleton actress home for royal wedding

Camilla Luddington was born in Ascot
Image caption Camilla Luddington was born in Ascot

Kate Middleton actress Camilla Luddington will be celebrating the royal wedding at her Berkshire home.

The 27-year-old actress, who plays Kate in the US TV film on the royal couple, said she will be "having a barbecue" with her family in Crowthorne.

Miss Luddington, who was born in Ascot, plays fellow Berkshire girl Miss Middleton in William & Kate: The Movie, that aired in the UK this week.

She said: "I thought it would be fun to be part of it".

The actress now has a slight American accent due to living on-and-off in the US for the last nine years.

But she still goes home to visit her family in Crowthorne and attended an all-girl's school in Ascot.

She started her film career in 2007 playing a receptionist in American comedy drama A Couple Of White Chicks At The Hairdresser.

She said that landing the role of Miss Middleton came after a three-week audition process.

"Nico (Evers-Swindell) had already been cast as William, and I went in for a chemistry read with two or three other girls.

She added: "I just prayed to God that we had chemistry and that I would get the role."

The actress said she knew that the film would create a lot of press attention but was also interested in the script.

"I actually found the script really charming and appealing," she said.

"I thought it was a fantastic opportunity and I thought: 'The wedding is coming up so it's going to be an iconic week'".

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Media captionActors Camilla Luddington and Nico Evers-Swindell talk about their film roles as Kate Middleton and Prince William