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Prince William, 39, and Kate, 40, will mark the reopening of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts headquarters by visiting their refurbished building later this week.

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KATE, Duchess of Cambridge and her husband William will attend an engagement at BAFTA’s headquarters in London on Thursday, just days before the Queen prepares for a difficult anniversary.

 

 

Prince William, 39, and Kate, 40, will mark the reopening of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts headquarters by visiting their refurbished building later this week. While there, the royal couple will learn about BAFTA’s efforts to increase the amount of support given to young people aspiring to work in the film, games and television industries.

 

The purpose of the academy’s annual awards is “to recognise, honour and reward individuals for outstanding achievement in feature films released in the UK within the awards year”.The Duke of Edinburgh was the organisation’s first president in 1959, while the Princess Royal was in post between 1972 and 2001.

 

 

BAFTA has a long history of royal presidents, as all but one —director Richard Attenborough — has been a member of the Royal Family.In 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stole the show as guests of honour at the 73rd annual awards at the Royal Albert Hall.

 

For the occasion, guests were asked to “dress sustainable” by re-wearing outfits, renting gowns or donning a vintage ensemble.Kate dazzled in a white-and-gold Alexander McQueen dress she first wore in 2012, while William opted for a recycled tuxedo.

 

 

Prince William was scheduled to lead a pre-recorded conversation at last year’s event in addition to delivering a live speech via video linkHowever, the Duke pulled out of appearing as part of BAFTA programming due to the death of his grandfather Prince Philip.

 

The news was confirmed in a statement by BAFTA at the time, who added: “Our thoughts are with the Royal Family, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy at this time.”Over the course of his presidency, William has generously offered his time to help BAFTA raise awareness of their charitable initiatives.William and Kate’s upcoming visit to the headquarters of the film awards comes just days after the Queen travelled from Windsor Castle to Sandringham

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