Prince William grimaces over awkward joke about brother Harry’s Canada move at BAFTAs


PRINCE William appeared to grimace as a joke was made about his brother Prince Harry’s move to Canada during the BAFTAs – although Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, seemed to find it hilarious.

Once upon a Time in Hollywood actress Margot Robbie read out her co-star Brad Pitt’s acceptance speech after he pulled out of appearing at the award’s show at London’s Royal Albert Hall due to a “family obligation”. The 56-year-old won the Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role as Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. But she made a reference to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle stepping down from royal duties last month.  Brad’s speech started with a dig at Brexit, where he wrote: “Hey Britain, heard you just became single, welcome to the club!’ After thanking many people including director Quentin Tarantino, the actor’s speech concluded with him saying: “I’m going to name this award Harry”. Margot explained this was becuase he was “really exited to bring it back to the States with him”.  The cameras then cut to Prince William and Kate in the audence, where they were both grinning and clapping as Margot left the stage. However, William’s expression looked rather pained. 
Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the 2020 BAFTAs
Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the 2020 BAFTAs (Image: BBC) Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embraced Bafta’s message of sustainability by re-wearing outfits. The royal couple smiled for film fans, many of whom had queued since early morning for prime star-spotting positions, as they walked down the recycled red carpet outside the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday evening. Kate stunned in an embroidered white Alexander McQueen dress with gold detail, which she last wore on the couple’s Malaysia tour in 2012, while her husband sported a tuxedo he has also worn before. The duchess, who is no stranger to recycling some of her favourite fashion pieces, had her hair swept up and carried a sparkly gold clutch bag.
Margot Robbie read out Brad Pitt's acceptance speech at the BAFTAs
Margot Robbie read out Brad Pitt’s acceptance speech at the BAFTAs (Image: BBC) Holding her dress up slightly as she negotiated the steps, Kate appeared to thank a well-wisher who told her “You look beautiful” while another added “You too Will.” Bafta has worked with the London College of Fashion to create guidance for guests on how to make sustainable fashion choices as part of efforts to make the ceremony carbon neutral for the first time. Ahead of the ceremony, Bafta chairwoman Dame Pippa Harris said they did not want to “police” what people do, but wanted to provide options. She said: “It’s a combination of suggesting that people might want to re-wear or they might want to hire something rather than buying it.”
The Duke of Cambridge looked slightly pained after the joke about Prince Harry
The Duke of Cambridge looked slightly pained after the joke about Prince Harry (Image: BBC) Inside the famous London venue, Hollywood royalty rose from their seats as William and Kate made their way to the front to take their places for the evening. Later in the evening, the duke presented the fellowship award to film producer Kathleen Kennedy. The Bafta Fellowship is awarded annually at the event and is the highest accolade bestowed by the academy to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games. This year marks William’s tenth as president of the academy.
The royal couple looked elegant as they graced the red carpet
The royal couple looked elegant as they graced the red carpet (Image: PA) Both he and Kate have supported Bafta’s charitable activities by attending events in the charity’s learning programmes. Last month, William met commissioning editors from across the broadcast industry to discuss the environment, the impact it will have on the programmes they create, and the way in which TV and programming can have a positive impact on repairing the planet. The royal family has a long-standing relationship with Bafta, with William’s grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh appointed its first president in 1959. Source: EXPRESS CO UK