Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales attend BAFTAs for the first time in three years
Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales have made their first red carpet appearance at the BAFTAs in three years.
The royal couple – who tied the knot in 2011 and have children Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and four-year-old Prince Louis together – could be seen walking down the red carpet at Royal Festival Hall in London at the 76th British Academy Film Awards on Sunday (19.02.23), marking the first time they have attended the prestigious ceremony since 2020.
Catherine wore a one-shoulder gown designed by Alexander McQueen which she initially wore to the ceremony in 2019, and completed the look with a pair of black opera gloves, whilst the Prince of Wales – who has served as the President of BAFTA since 2010 – opted for a bow-tie and black dinner suit and black loafer shoes.
The Prince and Princess are regulars on the red carpet at the ceremony, but pulled out of their planned 2021 appearance following the death of Prince Philip, who passed away just one day before the awards show – which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic – took place on 10 April at the age of 99, and last year the pair were absent due to “diary constraints.”
However, the Prince of Wales – who was known as the Duke of Cambridge prior to the death of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth last September – did make an appearance by way of a video message where he noted he was “extremely proud” of the work that the awards body continues to undertake.
He said: “As President of BAFTA, I am extremely proud to see the work that BAFTA undertakes year-round to provide opportunities and support for talented people to develop successful careers in film, games and television.”