The Crown's Olivia Colman and Kate Middleton had an interaction of sorts

Bianca Betancourt
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From Harper's BAZAAR

The Cambridges and The Crown just had a big crossover event.

The lead star of the hit Netflix series, Olivia Colman, donated to an online auction sponsored by one of the Duchess of Cambridge's charities that helps families and children in hospices, People reports.

For the auction, Colman - who portrays Queen Elizabeth II in Seasons 3 and 4 of the show -offered a signed script of the Season 4 finale episode. Coleman's signature is written across the front page of the script, which also marks her final episode appearing as the queen in the hit drama. A photo of the donation can be seen on the auction's bidding website here.

The online auction benefits East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) and includes famous movie and music memorabilia from further fellow celebrities. Ed Sheeran and Cate Blanchett are just a couple other high-profile stars who donated to the digital event. In only six days, the auction has already brought in $80,000, (£60,000) with bidding ending on Sunday.

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

The Celebrity Bottom Drawer auction was created by British actor and TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones.

"What we'll give is a tiny thing for a huge and vital service. I've met parents and children at the Treehouse (EACH's hospice in Ipswich)," he said in a statement. I've never been so overwhelmed. It’s a place that buys precious time for people who really need it. Don’t be afraid. A hospice is not about death. It is about making the very most out of life and joy. If we can all get behind this auction, we can really help."

Kate volunteered alongside EACH earlier this summer, when she joined families in helping plant a garden at one of the charity's purpose-built hospices.

"The care and the nurture that you provide children and families in the most unimaginable circumstances is just awe inspiring," the duchess wrote in a letter to the charity at the time of her visit.

"I'd also like to pay tribute to all those families out there who are caring for and looking after a child with a life limiting illness. You do the most extraordinary job and I know it’s particularly hard at the moment so my thoughts go out to you all."

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