The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are attending the BAFTA Awards Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall tonight. They walked the red carpet just before the events inside started. The Duke has been President of BAFTA since 2010 and has attended the event several times in the past. The couple attended the event for the first time together in 2017.
The glittering BAFTA Awards is a star-studded celebration of achievements in film of the year. It is considered one of the biggest nights on the entertainment calendar in the world. The movie Three Billboards was the big winner, taking home five awards, including Best film, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.
Before the event started, they met with actors and actresses and had time for a quick chat.
The Royal Couple sat front row for the Awards Ceremony. The Awards are awarded for the 71st time this year. They have been awarded every year since 1948 by BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).
The Duke presented the Fellowship Award. It is awarded every year at the ceremony, and is the highest prize bestowed by BAFTA to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games. The recipient of this year’s Fellowship was British filmmaker, Sir Ridley Scott. The Prince made a short speech before presenting the Award. A video can be seen below.
After the show, the Duke and Duchess joined the winners on stage to congratulate them with their award.
The Duchess is wearing a gorgeous new dark green gown by Jenny Packham. She is also wearing Prada pumps. Her jewellery set was (without the necklace) first seen in New York in 2014, and consists out of diamonds and emeralds. It was thought that the Duchess might wear black tonight in support of the Time’s Up movement (most actresses wore black for the event). However, the Duchess choose to wear this dark green dress with a black sash.