updated 01/09/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/09/2012 AT 11:40 AM ET
The Duchess of Cambridge is renowned for her poise and grace. But she needed some assistance – from none other than Steven Spielberg’s wife – at a crucial moment of the War Horse premiere Sunday in London.
Spielberg has revealed that his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, was passing tissues to Kate, who turned 30 on Monday, as the film’s story hit a particularly moving section.
Asked if Kate was in a “right state,” he told the BBC on Monday that he was sitting between the duchess and his wife. “At one point my wife, who was sitting to my right … passed a Kleenex to the Duchess of Cambridge. I just saw the Kleenex going across my face.”