It seems that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge really enjoyed one of 2018’s most critically-acclaimed films so much so, that they even arranged a private screening for their son Prince George. They also had the chance to talk with its star at the recent BAFTA awards. The climbing documentary Free Solo, which has been nominated for best documentary at this year’s Oscars, was loved by the couple, and they met with rock climber Alex Honnold and his girlfriend Sanni McCandless at the London ceremony.
In a report from The Sun, it says that an enthusiastic William had lots of questions for Alex, who has the title of being the only person to climb the 3000ft El Capitan in California’s Yosemite national park without any safety gear. The Prince reportedly even asked to check his hands for injuries. Free Solo, is a documentary about how he made the climb and has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the upcoming Oscars, with 4 more contenders for the award.
Sanni, who also prominently features in the film, took to Instagram following the BAFTA awards to tell her followers about her meeting with the royal couple. “Wow! Last night was truly magical – Free Solo won a BAFTA! I definitely started denying it was a reality when we met Prince William and Princess Kate afterwards. The Free Solo team worked so hard for this and I’m so proud and happy for everyone!! The very best moment was still @alexhonnold topping out on El Cap…but I have to say, this was a close second!”
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Latest outrageous @freesolofilm update: the whole team came to London and we won a @bafta! It was an amazing evening all the way around, though meeting the prince and princess was a definite highlight. I still can’t believe that royalty has watched and enjoyed our film. Also – Free Solo is finally available on itunes. For all the folks that have been asking when it will be available oversea: get it now. Link in bio.
Alex added on his own page: “Latest outrageous @freesolofilm update: the whole team came to London and we won a @bafta! It was an amazing evening all the way around, though meeting the prince and princess was a definite highlight. I still can’t believe that royalty has watched and enjoyed our film.”