Tonight, the radiant looking Duchess of Cambridge accompanied Prince William to the star-studded 71st British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall in London. The Duke of Cambridge William is President of BAFTA since February 2010.
Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the accolades are handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality screened at British cinemas in 2017. You can learn more about the royal involvement and Prince William’s tenure with BAFTA here.
BAFTA plays an active role in Charities Forum, a group of Charities under the Patronages of Prince William, Duchess Catherine and Prince Harry. The royals have also supported BAFTA’s charitable activities by attending events across the charity’s learning programmes, including Young Game Designers and BAFTA Kids events.
About today’s engagement, Kensington Palace said,
“While BAFTA is well known for celebrating excellence and championing creativity through its awards, it is a charity committed to identifying talented individuals, and making sure they receive the encouragement, professional support and advice that will enable them to succeed, regardless of their background or other circumstances. In addition to its awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round learning and new talent programme, including a campaign to support young people from all backgrounds entering the film, games and television industries, which the Duke helped relaunch in 2013, and a scholarships programme, which features the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Games and Television.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Royal Albert Hall.
The royal couple was welcomed by the representatives of the BAFTA before taking their seats in the hall.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the #BAFTA awards. Kensington Palace refusing to comment on the colour of her green Jenny Packham dress or whether the black ribbon is in support of #TimesUp But I very much doubt it. She’s worn a similar dress before with the same ribbon. pic.twitter.com/d5IkItB4UB
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) February 18, 2018
Prince William presented the Fellowship award – the ceremony’s highest accolade bestowed by the Academy to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games- to actor Sir Ridley Scott.
As expected, all eyes were on Catherine’s outfit as she graces the red carpet to enjoy a night celebrating the best in the world of film and television.
The gown has a similar bodice as the midnight blue gown The Duchess wore during her USA visit in 2014 also designed by Jenny Packham. It seems the design of the gown is inspired by various collections of Jenny Packham. Thanks to Laura on Twitter for the id.
Update: Catherine’s gown was the bespoke version of Lucerne Belted Chiffon Gown. Lucrene was part of Label’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection and retailed for £2240 at Harrods. The stunning flowing gown featured vee-neckline, cap sleeves, velvet belt at waistline with bow detailing at back, zip closure and a stunning full pleated skirt.
The Duchess of Cambridge paired the elegant gown with the same statement jewellery she wore during her tour to the United States in 2014. The set contains a pair of Diamond and Emerald earrings, a necklace and a bracelet. Tonight instead of wearing the long sparkling diamond earrings Catherine just wore the bottom part of the earring as a stud.
The glowing Duchess chose her Prada wavy cutout heels in black suede for tonight.
The Duchess of Cambridge carried her Mascaro Pretty Ballerinas bow clutch.
Here have a glimpse of the looks The Duchess of Cambridge has worn to BAFTA in past.
So what do you think is her best look for BAFTA!!