BAFTAs 2020: Rebel Wilson makes a VERY awkward joke about Prince Andrew

BAFTAs 2020: Rebel Wilson makes a VERY awkward joke about Prince Andrew and Prince Harry in front of William and Kate as she presents Best Director award

By Jason Chester for MailOnline

Published: 07:26 GMT, 3 February 2020 | Updated: 08:00 GMT, 3 February 2020

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The separate controversies that have overshadowed the British monarchy over recent months were played for laughs on Sunday evening as Rebel Wilson attended the 73rd annual EE British Academy Film Awards.

With guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in attendance, the Australian actress referenced Prince Andrew and the recently abdicated Prince Harry before presenting the Best Director award to filmmaker Sam Mendes. 

Addressing the star-studded audience at London's Royal Albert Hall, she joked: 'It is really great to be here, at the Royal Andrew... Royal Harry... no, sorry, Royal Phil- at this royal... palace place.' 

Comedy gold: Rebel Wilson cracked a joke at Prince Andrew and Prince Harry's expense as she presented the Best Director award at the BAFTAs on Sunday evening

Comedy gold: Rebel Wilson cracked a joke at Prince Andrew and Prince Harry's expense as she presented the Best Director award at the BAFTAs on Sunday evening 

The awkward gag prompted a ripple of laughter from those in attendance, however William and Kate looked notably reserved as cameras immediately cut to the Royal couple.  

The 39-year old also touched on the decision to offer guests environmentally friendly goodie bags for the first time, part of their ongoing push for sustainability at the annual event. 

She added: 'Sorry I was just told backstage that no one's getting a gift bag tonight. Instead, you’re all getting a gifting wallet, which is funny because that’s also nickname of my vagina.' 

Banter: 'It is really great to be here, at the Royal Andrew... Royal Harry... no, sorry, Royal Phil- at this royal... palace place,' she joked

Banter: 'It is really great to be here, at the Royal Andrew... Royal Harry... no, sorry, Royal Phil- at this royal... palace place,' she joked 

Awkward: The awkward gag prompted a ripple of laughter from those in attendance, includign a slightly strained looking William and Kate

Awkward: The awkward gag prompted a ripple of laughter from those in attendance, includign a slightly strained looking William and Kate 

While her appearance went down well with the star-studded audience, viewers were

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