BRAD Pitt cheekily named his Bafta ‘Harry’ tonight in front of a laughing Prince William as he “can’t wait to bring him back to LA”.
The Hollywood star, 56, scooped the Best Supporting Actor gong for his role in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and while he couldn’t accept the award in person, he still delivered one of the night’s most memorable moments.
Brad Pitt cheekily named his Bafta Harry tonight in front of a laughing Prince William as he ‘can’t wait to bring him back to LA’
Margot Robbie collected the award on Brad’s behalf
Poking fun at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to quit their royal duties for a quieter life in Canada and the US, Brad’s written speech had viewers in stitches.
Margot Robbie collected the prize on his behalf, and in the last line read: “I will name him Harry, because I can’t wait to bring him back to LA.”
Sitting in the front row, William and wife Kate awkwardly giggled along, while viewers loved the cheeky moment.
One wrote on Twitter: “#BAFTAs #BAFTA Brad Pitt is the best!! Naming Harry’s name was da bomb!!!!”
Another laughed: “BRAD PITTS WRITTEN SPEECH SAID HES NAMED HIS BAFTA HARRY BECAUSE HES EXCITED TO BRING IT BACK TO THE USA WITH HIM LMFAOO MARGOT READ IT IN FRONT OF PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE TOO THIS IS SO FUNNY.”
Brad was due to attend the ceremony but pulled out last minute due to “family obligations”, according to Cosmopolitan.
Prince William appeared to find the gag funny
Meanwhile yesterday Kim Kardashian’s endorsement firm has claimed it is taking offers for Prince Harry and Meghan.
In an Instagram post Sheeraz Inc. told global clients to send in requests to them to tout to the royals.
Buckingham Palace have denied hiring the firm, run by Sheeraz Hasan, and said it’s “categorically untrue” – but the post remains on the company’s social media.
The brand counts Kim, Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez as clients and works across the US, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
The post says: “Sheeraz, Inc is now taking appearance and endorsement requests for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle @sussexroyal.
“Sheeraz, Inc clients from Middle East, India, US and Asia can send us official offers and we will take them directly to their representatives.”
Since Harry and Meghan quit their roles as senior royals and announced they will live abroad, the world has been waiting to see how they will earn money.