As we mentioned final week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have by no means attended the BAFTAs collectively, which is bizarre as a result of William has been president of the BAFTAs for years now. Because it seems, William doesn’t like attending the BAFTAs. I do know this as a result of he goes out of his strategy to keep away from the awards present. He skipped out on it two years in a row, identical to he skipped out on the pre-BAFTA reception HELD at Kensington Palace for 2 years in a row. Anyway, final week there was a narrative that William was beefing with BAFTA producers as a result of our galant Regular Invoice simply wished to deliver his spouse to this yr’s BAFTAs, solely producers have been allegedly saying that Kate shouldn’t come as a result of she’ll steal focus from the celebs. Yeah. BAFTA producers shut that down and magically, Invoice and Cathy shall be attending this yr, formally now.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, will attend the 2017 BAFTAs subsequent month. William, who has served as president of BAFTA since 2010, and Middleton will stroll the crimson carpet at London’s Royal Albert Corridor and attend the awards ceremony, in accordance with a launch issued by BAFTA on Friday. The duke may also current the BAFTA Fellowship, the academy’s lifetime achievement award.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are implausible supporters of BAFTA. We very a lot look ahead to welcoming Their Royal Highnesses on the EE British Academy Movie Awards,” mentioned Amanda Berry OBE and Chief Government of BAFTA. The ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 12.
The announcement adopted a narrative printed within the British tabloid The Solar this week that claimed drama behind the scenes. The story asserted that Middleton, who has not beforehand attended the glittering awards ceremony, was unwelcome by BAFTA as a result of the academy feared she would “outshine A-list actresses.” BAFTA has referred to as the claims within the article “nonsense.”
The ceremony shall be hosted by perennial host Stephen Fry and shall be broadcast on BBC One.
Hm… methinks that the entire “Kate will outshine the true stars” story was some type of plant to deflect from no matter was actually occurring. I’m nonetheless unsure what that was. Like, William completely needed to attend this yr’s BAFTAs. He couldn’t skip out for a 3rd yr in a row. That a lot I do know. However why all the drama about whether or not Kate would attend? Was that some form of fuss to deflect from no matter is admittedly occurring behind the scenes? Is BAFTA making an attempt to push out William? God, I hope so. He’s completely ineffective.
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