Hollywood royalty met British royalty when Prince William and Kate Middleton showed up at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a stunning, form-fitting, off-the-shoulder black floral Alexander McQueen gown and chandelier earrings, while the Duke of Cambridge chose a classic tuxedo. Prince William presented 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 ahead of the event.
When news hit that the royals would be attending the BAFTAs, a tabloid claimed that members of the BAFTA staff didn’t want Middleton's attendance to overshadow the nominees.
BAFTA called the report "nonsense" and "completely untrue."
"We would be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses any year that they are able to attend," a representative for BAFTA said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
One celebrity that was excited to see the royals was BAFTA nominee, Viola Davis. The Fences actress admitted during the BAFTAs Facebook livestream that she'd love to take a selfie with William and Kate. When asked if she thought the royals would upstage the actors at the awards ceremony, she quipped, "I don't care."