Prince William and Kate to attend the BAFTAs on February 12

Prince William and Kate to attend the BAFTAs on February 12

Kensington Palace has confirmed that Prince William and Kate will be guests at this year's BAFTAs ceremony. The Duke of Cambridge, who is the President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), will be joined by his wife at the star-studded affair.

In 2011, the newlyweds made their BAFTAs debut, walking the red carpet and mixing and mingling with Hollywood stars like Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman.

The prince will also be on hand present the Fellowship, which is awarded annually at the ceremony, and is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games. Past recipients include Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren.

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The statement, released on Friday, read: "BAFTA has a year-round learning and new talent programme, including a campaign to support young people from all backgrounds entering the film, television and games industries, which The Duke of Cambridge helped relaunch in 2013, and a scholarships programme, which features the 'Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games'.


"The Duke has been President of the Academy since February 2010, and both he and The Duchess have supported BAFTA’s charitable activities by attending events across the charity’s learning programme, including Young Game Designers and BAFTA Kids events, as well as others related to building cross-cultural collaborations with the creative industries in China."

The Duke will also be on hand present the Fellowship.

Earlier this month, the nominations for the 70th edition of the BAFTA Awards were revealed. And leading this year's list of honoured celebs were Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhaal who all received nominations in the best acting categories.

Other stars up for Best Actress include Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Natalie Portman. La La Land has been nominated in 11 categories, including best film, best director and original screenplay. Other films, which are set to do well, are Arrival and Nocturnal Animals, which both bagged an equally impressive nine nominations. The coveted awards will be handed out at a star-studded ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall on February 12.