Prince William and Duchess Kate to attend 2020 BAFTA Film Awards

By Zach Harper

Prince William and Duchess Kate to attend 2020 BAFTA Film Awards

Mark your calendars, royal watchers! Every year, it's become somewhat of a tradition for Duchess Kate and Prince William to step out to the BAFTA Film Awards ceremony, and they're doing it again next month.

Kensington Palace confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be on hand for the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony on Feb. 2, which will be held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

William is the President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and this marks his 10th year in the role. He will also introduce film producer Kathleen Kennedy at the ceremony and will give her the Fellowship award. It's a lifetime achievement recognition that's previously been handed out to legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, David and Richard Attenborough, Steven Spielberg, Maggie Smith, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor and more.

"We are so pleased the Duke and Duchess will join us to celebrate another outstanding year in film," said Amanda Berry, BAFTA's chief executive. "We are immensely grateful to Their Royal Highnesses for their continued support and we look forward to welcoming them to the Film Awards on Sunday 2 February."

In 2017, Kate wowed in a bespoke strapless black Alexander McQueen gown embellished with white flowers. Photo: © Karwai Tang/WireImage

Kate is known for wearing breathtaking gowns to BAFTA events, and last year she wowed in a spectacular white one-shoulder Alexander McQueen silk crepe gown with floral appliqué. William looked sharp next to her in a classic black tuxedo. This marks the fourth year they've attended, having done so not just last year, but also in 2017 and 2018.

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