Why Kate Middleton Didn’t Attend The 2022 Baftas


Why Kate Middleton Didn't Attend The 2022 Baftas

The Duchess of Cambridge usually attends
the BAFTA awards ceremony and walks the red carpet in style
with her husband Prince William, who is President of BAFTA. But on Sunday
evening, the royals were noticeably absent from
the biggest night in British film and television.

Royal fans and viewers at home may have been wondering where the
Cambridges were, but Kensington Palace previously announced on Thursday that the
couple would not be able to attend the awards due to “diary

The ceremony, which was held virtually last year due to the pandemic and
lockdown restrictions, saw A-listers come together at the Royal Albert Hall in

Rebel Wilson was on hosting duties and she was joined on the red carpet
by other glamorous A-Listers including Lady Gaga, Salma Hayek, Emma Watson and
Caitriona Balfe.

The 75th EE British Academy Film Awards celebrated the very best of
British and international film talent. Speaking about her hosting gig back in
January, Hollywood star Rebel said: “I am very honoured to be hosting the
EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where Covid will no longer exist
because it will clearly have been cancelled by then. It’s going to be so much

William and Kate at the 2020 BAFTAs

William and Kate at the 2020 BAFTAs

The 42-year-old even commented on her recent weight loss transformation,
joking: “I don’t wanna put any pressure on this – I know I’m not going to
be funny because I am no longer fat.

“And besides, I’m not going to ‘sweat-it’ with nerves because I
have a peculiar medical condition where I can’t sweat… or cause offence to
people because of my adorable Australian accent. So basically I’ll just be
there to hang out with Dame Judi Dench and together we’ll both try and bond
with Daniel Craig. And yes, I do mean ‘Bond.'”


Rebel Wilson hosted this year's ceremony

Rebel Wilson hosted this year’s ceremony

She concluded: “This show will be an anniversary celebration of
some important British film franchises such as HARRY POTTER and not such as
CATS. Everybody’s going to love it, I’m sure! See you guys in March!”

The last time William and Kate walked the BAFTAs red carpet was in 2020.
For the Duchess’ most recent appearance, she looked stunning in a white and
gold gown by Alexander McQueen with her hair styled in an elegant updo.

That year marked William’s tenth year as President of BAFTA and he
presented the Fellowship award to film producer Kathleen Kennedy, who has
produced Star Wars movies.


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