Prince William and Kate Middleton to Attend BAFTA Awards

By
Photo: Getty Images
Prince William and Kate Middleton are headed to the BAFTA awards.
The royal couple will attend this year's ceremony in London, Kensington Palace confirmed via Twitter on Friday.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the @BAFTA Film Awards ceremony on the 12th February," read a tweet from the Kensington Palace account.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to walk the red carpet, while William will present the Academy Fellowship, which is a lifetime achievement award presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are fantastic supporters of BAFTA," Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA said in a statement. "We very much look forward to welcoming Their Royal Highnesses at the EE British Academy Film Awards."
The news follows a report published in the UK Sun on Tuesday, which claimed that members of the BAFTA staff didn’t want Middleton's attendance to overshadow A-listers like Emily Blunt and Naomie Harris, who are nominated in the Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories, respectively.
BAFTA has since called the rumor "nonsense" and "completely untrue."
"We would be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses any year that they are able to attend," BAFTA said in a statement, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The BAFTA awards will be held on Feb. 12 at London's Royal Albert Hall.