The Bafta’s are due to be hosted by Graham Norton in London’s Royal Albert Hall. However according to the Sun on Sunday Prince William has raised the lack of racial diversity with Bafta chief executive Amanda Berry.
The paper also reports the Prince could reference this in his speech at the event in a move which could embarrass organisers.
Prince William will be speaking in his capacity of Bafta’s President.
There is an absence of ethnic minority nominations for leading actress, leading actor, supporting actress and supporting actor.
These are widely regarded as the top four categories in the awards.
“Something is systematically wrong here" (Image: GETTY)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at last years Bafta's ceremony (Image: GETTY)
Speaking to the Sun on Sunday royal sources said Prince William is deeply concerned.
One commented: “He supports Bafta but is concerned and disappointed.
“He recognises there is so much talent in the industry, so for all the nominations to be white again isn’t good enough.
“It’s not about one year in isolation. It’s about the fact we’re having this conversation every year.
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Kate Middleton at the 2019 Bafta awards (Image: GETTY)
“Something is systematically wrong here.
“Execs are braced for his speech. Amanda is panicked. There are shockwaves.”