Monday 24 July 2017

All eyes on Kate Middleton as she makes her glamorous BAFTAs debut

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with BAFTA representatives as they arrive to attend the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with BAFTA representatives as they arrive to attend the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Kate Middleton attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton and Prince William attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
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Kate Middleton and Prince William attended the BAFTAs for the first time as a couple.

Hollywood's royalty were out in force on the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) red carpet on Sunday night but it was actual royalty who stole the show.

Kate Middleton and Prince William attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Kate Middleton and Prince William attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

William, who has been president of the prestigious academy since 2010, walked the red carpet hand-in-hand with Kate Middleton as she made her BAFTAs debut.

Kate channelled the screen icons of Hollywood's golden age in her off-the-shoulder, tiered Alexander McQueen dress. The bespoke design spoke to the season with a spring, floral print. She wore her hair swept up in a classic chignon to highlight her diamond teardrop earrings.

Kate Middleton attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Kate Middleton attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

William looked equally as sophisticated in a black tuxedo and velvet loafers.

He's set to present a prestigious BAFTA Fellowship to 90-year-old comedy legend Mel Brooks.

“I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed by this singular honor,” Brooks said before the event. “BAFTA has made a strangely surprising yet ultimately wise decision.”

William previously awarded a fellowship to Helen Mirren  in 2014 and joked that he should refer to The Queen star as “Granny” for the accuracy of her portrayal.

Kate Middleton attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Kate Middleton attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

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