Prince William and Kate Middleton to attend BAFTAs for the first time in three years


THE Prince and Princess of Wales will attend the BAFTAs for the first time in three years, Kensington Palace says.

William, who has been the president of BAFTA since 2010, and his wife Kate will watch the ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on February 19 before meeting the winners and Rising Star Award nominees.

William and Kate will attend the BAFTAs for the first time in three years

The couple last attended the event in 2020, although the prince sent a video message last year in which he praised the work of Bafta’s mentoring programme.

Nominations for the 2023 ceremony were announced last month, with Netflix’s anti-war epic All Quiet On The Western Front leading the pack with 14 nods.

It comes as Kate embraced her former history teacher during a royal visit.

She hugged Jim Embury at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall, where he is now a volunteer.

He taught Kate at St Andrew’s prep school in Pangbourne, Berks, in the 1990s.

She cried “oh my goodness” and hugged Mr Embury, now a volunteer at the museum.

Kate added: “I do recognise you. I remember the classroom and everything.

“Wow. That is such a small world.”