Kate Middleton, Prince William brush shoulders with showbiz stars at Baftas

Carla Harmon
February 4, 2020

During his speech to present the Fellowship award to film producer Kathleen Kennedy, William shared concern about the lack of diversity at the BAFTAs, saying that it "cannot be right in this day and age".

Fans say the Duchess of Cambridge appeared downcast at the reception held at Buckingham Palace.

"They represent the future of the industry, so actually I think it's quite a positive story but it's sort of got lost in the fact that there's no-one in the main fiction category". Like his wife, the Duke of Cambridge also chose to re-wear one of his favourite tuxedos. Since the couple first started attending the BAFTA Awards, the duchess has worn her fair share of beautifully intricate, award-worthy gowns, from the most gorgeous anti-princess dress in 2017 to the angelic Alexander McQueen gown she wore last year - but there is no denying that this year's edition, with its timely lesson in sustainable fashion, is even more special.

The orginal design featured floaty, sheer sleeves. Kate, 38, was all smiles as she congratulated Renee on her best actress win for her performance as Judy Garland in Judy.

Kate accessorised the gown with jewellery previously not seen on the duchess.

Catherine first wore the floor-length white dress with gold embellishment for a state dinner in Malaysia in 2012 with husband Prince William, and on Sunday, she updated the look with a pair of gold Jimmy Choo pumps, a matching clutch, and a mother of pearl necklace and earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels.

"Sustainability is very important to Bafta, and we're doing more than ever before", the magazine was told.

Joker leds the Bafta nominations this year with 11 nods, including for best film and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

"Yet in 2020, and not for the first time in the last few years, we find ourselves talking again about the need to do more to ensure diversity in the sector and in the awards process - that simply can not be right in this day and age".

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