On Sunday evening the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTA awards, where Kate found herself apologizing to the star-studded audience after the show. The always humble Kate said a sweet sorry to the guests as she left her seat, apologizing for keeping everyone waiting as she was escorted away.
Prince William had the honour of presenting the last award of the night, and after that Kate was led away to join him, so they can meet with the award winners on the stage. The Duchess was whisked off by BAFTA Chief Executive Amanda Berry, and at that moment she quietly said her apologies to those nearby as she climbed the steps through the audience.
When they arrived, Kate and William made a grand entrance to the awards, with the red carpet in the shut-down mode as they walked through in front of the cameras. As they made their way to their seats in the audience, joined by Amanda, there was complete silence.
Kate was dressed to impress for the high-level event, going for a one-shouldered white gown by her go-to designer, Alexander McQueen. The dress featured a floral motif on the shoulder and ruffled detailing. This isn’t the first time she has worn the dress, as she also wore it at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday dinner last November, with the difference that she was in hot pink instead. To finish off her look, she accessorised with a pair of Princess Diana’s stunning pearl drop-earrings.
Prince William took to the stage to present the Fellowship award to Ms Thelma Schoonmaker, as he is the president of BAFTA, a role he got back in 2010. This award is given by the Academy to an individual who has made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games. People who have been awarded this accolade in the past include Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren.
After the award ceremony and Kate’s apologetic exit-the, royal couple were photographed meeting with the award winners. One sweet moment that was captured was between Kate and Olivia Colman, in which they are laughing and chatting. Olivia is actually set to play the Queen in the next series of The Crown.