PUBLISHED: 14:49, Mon, Feb 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:17, Mon, Feb 3, 2020
Kate Middleton married into the Royal Family in 2011, when she said “I do” to Prince William in a highly televised wedding ceremony held at Westminster Abbey in London. Last night, at the 73rd annual British Academy Film Awards, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived on the red carpet, dazzling and holiding their own among the shining elite of the acting world - what did their body language reveal about the Duke and Duchess?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the guest of honour as they mingled with the world’s acting A-listers at the BAFTA Awards 2020 at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night.
But, just days after the completion of Brexit and weeks after “Megxit”, Brad Pitt managed to steal the show and take some of the biggest laughs of the night as he poked fun at both British news stories - right in front of the nation’s future King and Queen.
And somehow the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star did it all without even stepping foot at the event.
It was Brad’s co-star, Margot Robbie, who took to the stage to accept his Best Supporting Actor award in London, and she did so by reading a message penned by the 56-year-old himself.
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“Brad couldn’t be here tonight due to family obligations, so he asked me to read his response for him,” the actress said. “He starts by saying, ‘Hey Britain. Heard you just became single.’”
Brad Pitt, who’s divorce from his ex-wife and co-actress, Angelina Jolie, was finalised just last year, took a topical jibe about the UK recent separation from the European Union and turned it on himself, adding: “Welcome to the club!”
But it was his next swipe that really drew a reaction from the audience and from two very special attendees in particular.
BAFTA president Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, were front and centre as Margot then read aloud a joke about the other headline-grabbing British breakup: the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from their royal duties and to relocate to the other side of the Atlantic.
“Oh, and he says that he is going to name this ‘Harry,’” Robbie said as she held up the rose-gold trophy. “Because he’s really excited about bringing it back to the [United States] with him.”
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