This year, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not grace the red carpet of 2022 BAFTAs that are supposed to happen on Sunday. As per the reports, Prince William and Kate will not attend the event because of some diary constraints.
How is Prince William linked to BAFTAs?
The relationship of Prince William and BAFTAs goes back to the year 2010. He has served as the president of the organization for more than a decade now. He was appointed as the president in February 2010.
William and Kate have attended the BAFTAs for many years. We can say that it’s like their royal tradition. For 2022 BAFTAs they might not mark their presence at the show in person but they can make a virtual appearance. The duo will probably record a video for the awards that will be broadcasted in the show.
Did Prince William attend the award show last year?
Over the last couple of years, the royal couple has made some amazing appearances on the award show. This is not going to be the first time Prince William would not attend the BAFTAs. He backed out of the award show even last year due to the death of his grandfather Prince Philip.
Last year, the British Academy confirmed that William won’t be a part of the BAFTAs by a statement that read, “In light of The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, The Duke of Cambridge will no longer be part of BAFTA programming this weekend. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy at this time.”
Prince Philip was remembered at the BAFTAs 2021
The Duke of Edinburgh left for the heavenly abode at the age of 99. Prince Philp became the first president of the organization in the year 1959. We were all just eagerly waiting for him to hit the big number of 100 but it was not meant to be.
The host of the show Clara Amfo expressed her thoughts regarding Prince Philip and said, “Tonight we want to say on behalf of BAFTA that we are extremely saddened by the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Friday.”
BBC DJ also added, “It was Prince Philip and Her Majesty the Queen’s support throughout these years that in many ways allowed BAFTA, a leading charity in the arts, to continue in difficult times and to be here today in 2021 celebrating another outstanding year of achievement in film. The Duke of Edinburgh occupies a very special place in BAFTA history. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with the royal family.”
More Details about the BAFTA Awards
The EE British Academy Film Awards are popularly known as BAFTA Film Awards. The annual award show is hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Last year the award show was organized at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The first BAFTA award ceremony took place on May 29, 1949.
The movie ‘Nomadland’ dominated the BAFTAs last year, it secured a total of 7 nominations and ended up taking four awards home. The drama is based on Jessica Bruder’s novel ‘Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century’. Chloé Zhao directed, edited, and produced the film.
The 2022 BAFTAs will take place on March 13, 2022. So grab your popcorn and be ready. Stay tuned for more updates.