Prince William will make a speech about racism at tonight’s BAFTAs

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at BAFTAs

Later today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the BAFTAs. Prince William has been BAFTA president for a decade, and the big conversation on the red carpet will be sustainability and who is wearing sustainable fashion. It’s a mystery as to whether Kate will go with the sustainable-fashion theme, but that’s the conversation the royals want to have: what is Kate wearing, how great she looks, how glamorous the Cambridges are, etc. But does BAFTA President William want to talk about the other big issue of the BAFTAs? That issue: BAFTAs So White. Yet again, all of the BAFTA acting nominations went to white people. No Cynthia Erivo (who is British!), no Lupita Nyong’o, no Jennifer Lopez, no Awkwafina. The BAFTAs have always had a race problem, and they especially don’t like to nominate black people in the lead acting categories. Well, Prince William has apparently heard about this race problem and he’s going to say something!

BAFTA President Prince William has raised concerns about the lack of diversity at tomorrow’s awards. He intends to use his speech on the night to bemoan the absence of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic talent in the top four acting categories. Critics have also slammed Bafta for its all-male Best Director nominees.

Sources say William has made his feelings clear to chief executive Amanda Berry. The unprecedented move has heaped pressure on Bafta ahead of the star-studded ceremony this weekend, which Wills has agreed to attend with wife Kate for the fourth year in a row.

One said: “He supports Bafta but is concerned and disappointed. He recognises there is so much talent in the industry, so for all the nominations to be white again isn’t good enough. It’s not about one year in isolation. It’s about the fact we’re having this conversation every year. Something is systemically wrong here. Execs are braced for his speech. Amanda is panicked. There are shockwaves.”

Black British star Cynthia Erivo was overlooked despite an Oscar nod for Harriet. She refused an invitation to perform at the ceremony on Sunday, saying: “I think that it’s important to make it known that it’s not something that you just throw in as a party trick, you know?”

[From The Sun]

This comes from Dan Wooten’s column at the Sun. Again, Wooten has a close connection to people in the Kensington Palace office and he often gets these kinds of Cambridge-approved leaks. The kinds of leaks which make William look diplomatic, thoughtful, wise, and not-racist. Woke William cares about racism in BAFTA nominations and he’s prepared to say something about it! I can only imagine what the speech will be? Probably something about how racism bores him, but only when it’s racism in BAFTA noms or football and nowhere else. Honestly, this big panic-inducing speech calling out racism will probably just be two sentences about how diversity is good and we should all strive to be better in the future. That’s what Hollywood bros have gotten away with saying whenever the Oscars So White conversation happens.

EE British Academy Film Awards (Baftas)

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  1. Coco says:

    “Ladies and gentlemen, how could I be racist? Some of my best sisters-in-law are black!”

    • Shall we bet on whether William is so disgusting that he actually, somehow works Meghans name into this? No? How about Harry’s? He’s sort of like the Wizard of OZ isn’t he, when the Wizard says to Dorothy et al., …”pay no attention to that man behind the curtain….”. We see you William and all your nasty, behind the curtain, string pulling. A 2-3 minute public speech at BAFTA does not excuse or correct your behavior to your brother, your SIL, or their child. This is PR spin for William. Just like the “mending things with Harry before Harry got on plane” or “William is calling and reaching out to Harry daily now.” What a bunch of BS.

      • Tessa says:

        He is incredibly stupid. And Hypocritical IMO. He still has a biracial sister in law that he treated very coldly. William should have enough brains to keep his mouth shut.

      • Circe says:

        I definitely think he’ll work the phrase “my brother and I” into it.

      • Tessa says:

        So William single handedly will cause the film industry to be “diverse?” There he was giggling with his wife who wore a rather unattractive gown and then he goes preaching. He also threw his own brother and sister in law under a bus. I think the press honeymoon with the Cambridges will end soon, he did get criticism for his preachiness.

      • Tessa says:

        William and Kate were tacky enough to giggle over a Megxit Joke told at the awards. These two are super tacky. IMO.

    • Chica71 says:

      This party trick is best left alone! Smacks of ” I know a black person so I’m not racist” As tone deft and offensive as it can get leaves POC of perception/reality of doubling down on racism.
      PS . POC

      • Nina Simone says:

        Not to mention, wanted to send her to “Africa.” He’s racist and tone deaf and the speech will be laughable

    • missskitttin says:

      they disowned them and shunned them worse than they did ex-king Edward …

    • Gatorlover says:

      … ba-dum tsh!

  2. Flying fish says:

    I thought William was bored of the race discussion!

  3. Nev says:

    Oh geez.

  4. Carol says:

    What about the racism in his own family?

    • Amy Too says:

      He’d like his awards shows to be less racist, not his own family. He’d like to see some more diversity on TV, but not at the family Christmas party. It would make him feel very woke and special and not-racist to see the BAFTAs deign to honor a POC with a nomination. The diversity would make him feel very brave and kingly for the night. Accepting that black people can be talented actors: fine. Accepting that black people can marry into your own all white family: not fine. “Hey you other people, work on your inclusivity! I can’t because I need to protect the royal family’s very special pure bloodline, but what you guys do is just pretending on TV. Nothing is at stake and you don’t even have to believe it. You can pretend to be not racist for a night, right, since it’s all just make-believe? My family is real though, the consequences of welcoming black people into my family are real and long-lasting, so you’ll understand why I can’t do that. But your job is literally to play pretend. So just pretend you’re not racist and we can all look better for a night!”

      • Shirleygailgal says:

        yes yes and yes @AmyToo. It is hard to recognize racism in oneself, let alone that Wm has had cotton batting stuffed in every orifice and surround sound for his whole life. I bet this is exactly what his perception is…plus, next year when there is more diversity (I hope) he can take ‘credit’ for it. How can we expect him to be any different? In the nature vs nurture discussion, we SEE how nurturing this ‘you’re so special’ attitude plus having the best of …well…everything – we see how that kind of nurturing has produced that kind of arrogance. But if HE doesn’t know it, how can he change it? We love Harry because he developed empathy, because he may not fully understand another’s situation, he ‘feels’ in his heart and soul and conscience and applies his heart to situations. He is authentic. It is inauthentic to hear these words from Wm and thus, we know he is not to be trusted. You see the emporer w/o his clothes, now how do we reach him and burst his bubble of privilege?

      • kerwood says:

        @AmyToo, well said.

  5. Originaltessa says:

    Omg, this is so tone deaf. Who advises these people? Such a mess, this family.

  6. Ali says:

    William is a disgusting lowlife.

    How he can open his mouth about racism and keep a straight face is beyond me.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I agree. And I’m finding it hard to believe how ‘execs’ would need to ‘brace’ for William’s words or that this Amanda is ‘panicked’. Who fears William’s opinion? Who really pays attention to William? When has William been known for publicly saying anything of importance? Outside his own tiny world, who has to do anything William says?

  7. GuestOne says:

    After their silence in the face of racism against Meghan& Archie, the royal family has no standing to talk about promoting diversity. If I was someone from BAFTA I would say “pot meet kettle”

  8. Mia4s says:

    Yes when I want to know what’s really going on with the status of People of Colour and the effects of racism I immediately cry out for guidance to the *checks notes* British Royal Fam…HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Sorry I can’t even finish this.

  9. Nahema says:

    While I find William quite insufferable, should we be slamming him for talking about racism? Wouldn’t it be worse if he didn’t? No matter which way he turns, he can’t do the right thing here… and I hate feeling the need to say anything in his white privileged defence.

    • Sofia says:

      Where was his attitude when he said he was bored of racism? Why didn’t he speak out then?

      • Erin says:

        It has been explained over and over that “bored” in the context he was using it was not how Americans think of the word “bored.”

      • Sofia says:

        @Erin I’m a Brit so I know how he meant it thank you very much. Keep your condescending attitude to yourself.

        However it was still a poor choice of words. And it did not come off the way he intended it to.

        What he should have said was “racism is bad let’s do something about it” in much better words of course.

    • GuestWho says:

      He’s had ample opportunity to speak out – like when his new-born nephew was compared to a chimp by an employee of the BBC. Or the other 8000 times his brother’s family was dragged through the mud. But those times didn’t suit his agenda. There is absolutely no reason to believe he is sincere – and so many reasons to believe he’s not. This is just so flipping gross.

    • Nic919 says:

      He helped drive his biracial sister in law to another continent because he failed to support the racist attacks she was getting in the media. William has no basis to say anything about racism because it would be merit less and hypocritical.

    • Chica71 says:

      Yes . He needs to shut up or acknowledge his sole existence is based on millions of people dying on Middle Passage and or working free for hundreds of years to enrich his colonial forebears, which provided him with his lifestyle today. None of which is based on his accomplishments, skills or abilitues. Yes, he need to STFU.

    • GuestOne says:

      Given silence over racist reporting against Meghan& Archie, it’s as hypocritical as Melania Trump speaking out against bullying. It’s an important message- wrong messenger.

      And funny that reporter who broke the story was previously saying no racism was involved with the all white BAFTA nominees list& was bemoaning ‘identity politics’, royal reporters were quick to denounce Harry talking about unconscious bias given his own past record (I agree he could have referenced his past hurtful behaviour) but presumably are praising William for this. It’s pretty cynical& just seems about PR.

      • VS says:

        “Given silence over racist reporting against Meghan& Archie, it’s as hypocritical as Melania Trump speaking out against bullying. It’s an important message- wrong messenger.”
        BRAVO, this is the perfect analogy!!! My goodness Melania and her crappy #BeBest is just as bad as this idiot talking about racism

      • sunny says:

        I always love your comments and you have nailed it here! The credibility of the message would totally be lost with him as a messenger. Too much hypocrisy involved.

        If this is true, KP’s people are beyond stupid.

      • kerwood says:

        @GuestOne, a perfect comparison.

        These people are completely unacquainted with shame. Normal Bill is bored with racism? Well, I’m BORED with racists. I’ve had to deal with them my whole life and I’m bored, bored, bored. So if they can simply go away, I’d appreciate it very much. Normal Bill and his fucking family can lead the march.

    • kerwood says:

      @Nahema, you’re right. He can’t do the right thing, no matter which ways he turns. So he should SHUT THE FUCK UP. Normal Bill has NO moral high ground in the discussion about race. So he should sit his ass down and listen and learn from people who know and do BETTER than he or his benighted family.

    • Lady D says:

      After watching his 18 month long concentrated efforts to throw the only black member of his family out of the country, watching him lecture others on racism is just so hypocritical. Blatantly, disgustingly hypocritical.

    • Carrie says:

      Yes we should – Unless his comments include his admission that his brother and wife were driven out by racism and that he is saddened beyond measure that he did not address this earlier. But of course he will not have the balls, or courage, or a heart sincere enough to do that. What an absolutely shite family.
      The most horrible part of it all is that this “royal” family is still looked up to by millions as being the standard bearer for class.
      Meanwhile the UK media’s indecent obsession with Meghan continues in the form of racist vitriol and still the palace says nothing.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Maybe because he said nothing when his sister-in-law was receiving–still receives–such hateful and public racist abuse?

      • HMC says:

        Or how about when his own brother’s life was threatened for being a race traitor? A threat credible enough (along with other things the Neo Nazis did) to result in incarceration? Where were his public show of support then? That would have been a good time to call out racism.

      • BeanieBean says:


    • morrigan01 says:

      “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – MLK Jr.

      William, Kate and the entire Royal Family were silent when Meghan was abused in the British Media with racism, but also sexism and xenophobia. They said nothing, nor did they when Archie began to face that same stuff.

      Their silence spoke volumes. We know why they were silent too. (Because the call/pass for the British Media to do all of that was coming from inside the palace).

      And now, along with pulling the “we’re not racist, some of . . . the people who come to see us are black!” nonsense they’ve been pulling the last week, *now* William wants to start lecturing Hollywood/The BAFTAS about racism? On the second day of the start of Black History month no less.

      No. His silence when his own sister-in-law and then nephew were facing racist abuse, for almost three years now in Meghan’s case, said everything on this subject wrt him. He should have continued to keep his hypocritical mouth shut, unless he’s going to finally start calling out the same press who were bullying Meghan and Archie that he couldn’t be bothered to call out before (which, again, we know why he hasn’t).

    • Emmitt says:

      He should practice what he preaches. He doesn’t, so he needs to hush.

  10. GuestWho says:

    So, wait…he’s giving a speech AGAINST racism? Now?

    That takes some gall. Maybe next week he’ll come out against adultery.

  11. Gingerbee says:

    Yeah, why didn’t William speak up for Meghan, when those racist rags were printing vitriol about her and Archie.

  12. Red Weather Tiger says:

    Maybe he should put out a five-question survey about irony.

  13. Sofia says:

    So Billy’s no longer bored of racism?

  14. bamaborn says:

    Since I couldn’t comment without using an expletive, I’ll just say “everyone have a nice Sunday.”

  15. S says:

    A headline that can not possibly end well.

  16. Digital Unicorn says:

    O really, I guess he forgot all about the racist abuse his SIL has had to put up with for the past 2 years – did he EVER ONCE speak out to defend her. Nope, I didn’t think he did.

    But I guess being racist is a-ok if it means that the press doesn’t report on his rose bush trimming and the financial mismanagement of his Royal Foundation. If he does say this is his speech I want someone famous to call him out on his silence over Meghan’s treatment.

    Prince William, Duke of Hypocrites.

    • Sadly, he will probably get a standing ovation as there will be so many asskissers in the room. He’ll walk away thinking his smirky little self has made a real difference and the press will be over the top in praise of his stand. Just like his telling people in Africa to stop having children or footballers to see themselves as strong to discuss In discussing their mental health issues. This guy is so plastic, he would melt in the sun if he stayed out too long.

      • Tessa says:

        Kate will put on the “admiring” looks at her “hero.”

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I dunno – a few years ago there was some grumblings in the press from unnamed celebs about him being President of BAFTA and the fact that he DID NOTHING for the organisation, esp as for about 2/3 years in a row he never bothered to show up for the pre-events or even the show itself.

        William’s renewed interest in BAFTA is down purely to Meghan and her HW connections – poor baby doesn’t want to feel left out.

  17. VS says:

    I only have one reaction to this LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL………this must be a joke; I hope the audience treats him for the hypocrite he is. What a joke!
    The problem of monarchy; when you get the throne no matter how incompetent you are! Can you imagine this idiot as the CEO of a company? he would have bankrupted it years ago!

  18. Talie says:

    It’s so funny Dan broke this story in such a flattering way since he’s been screeching for the past month about how much he hates woke people and that racism basically doesn’t exist in England. The Cambridge’s really have been savvy about cultivating every tabloid editor with the loudest microphones. Even Charles got hit with the woke charge at Davos – he better watch once he becomes King. I suspect the knives will be out to try and install William as king earlier.

    • Toot says:

      They’re trying to bypass Charles entirely. That’s why they’ve started on Charles, but still no peep on William’s air travels.

      William doesn’t want to wait for ever to be “King”

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Good! Let them tear each other apart. Karma is coming faster than I imagined. I hope Harry and Meghan dit back quietly in Canada and enjoy the show. They probably won’t though, because unlike the rest of the royals they are sociopaths… I will be anxious waiting to hear what a William has to say about the racism that he has spent the last 2 years stirring up to benefit himself.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Edit Meghan and Harry are not sociopaths. They can probably type better than I can too.

  19. GuestWho says:

    His “bored with racism” comment was still incredibly dismissive regardless of the colloquial usage of the word. We DO know that princess bitchface felt completely at ease wearing a racist broach to a family function. We DO know that he never spoke out against the blatant racism his new-born nephew faced. We DO know that he leaked stories and allowed a very racist press to attack his brother’s family to suit his own agenda. We DO know that Meghan arrived in the UK with a stellar reputation with many people who spoke of her kindness throughout her life. We DO know that Meghan managed to connect positively with the people who worked at the charities she became involved with once she arrived on that stinking sceptored isle. Given what he’s turned his wife into, I would assume that a woman with a strong sense of self and the ability to set and achieve measurable goals would get under his skin. Maybe William is just a petty dick.
    Edited to add that this was in response to a comment that has been deleted.

  20. TeamAwesome says:

    So Princess Michael showing up to lunch sporting a blackamoor broach was a show of support then?

  21. Rachel says:

    The Duke of Diversity is such a great choice to talk about racism isn’t he? He has a ton of black friends & even some brown ones, he stands up for those who face racism & bullying & is the ultimate role model for everyone 🙄💩

  22. Harla says:

    It seems that William has misplaced his “concern and disappointment” when it came to the treatment of his sister-in-law and his newborn nephew. Hmmm, I wonder where he left it, maybe in another one of many royal palaces, perhaps at Houghton Hall or perhaps at a nightclub. I bet he’s be searching high and low for his “concern and disappointment” about the lack of diversity within the Firm (aka the royal family) now that the only biracial member was bullied out. Darn, where did William put his “concern and disappointment”?? It’s got to be around here somewhere.

  23. Anne says:

    You guys remember all these years when he couldn’t be bothered to attend BAFTA events that were held 2 minutes from his house?

  24. MellyMel says:

    So he can say something publicly about racism at the BAFTAs, but not about the racism his sister-in-law and his nephew faced??? Good to know…thanks Will!!

  25. Thea says:

    He’s not bored with racism anymore?

    Remember when Kate couldn’t wear black to support me too because it was too political, even though it wasn’t? Well, we will probably hear about how she can’t support sustainable fashion because it’s too political. Or maybe she will, cause now they are the Duke and Duchess of (Pretend) Woke. And it’s absolutely ok for any royal to be woke, as long as it isn’t Meghan and Harry. 🙄

    • Nic919 says:

      If she wears a repeat dress, she will be praised like she cured cancer. Meanwhile Camilla often repeats formal gowns for the various receptions.

  26. RoyalBlue says:

    Other interesting speeches I look forward to hearing from Will in the future:

    What to do when there is a pedo in the family
    Why we should return the spoils of war
    How adultery hurts families
    How to maximize your relationship with the media
    Colored people are people too
    Should divorced Americans in the U.K. be afforded the same privacy as blood Royals.


  27. Izzy says:

    Dan Wootton is a piece of trash. And I hope Willy gets heckled tonight for his hypocrisy. I hope that when the rest of the room gives him a standing ovation, all the people of color in that room stay seated. He doesn’t deserve their respect. Respect is EARNED.

  28. Beech says:

    Oooh really? Ahead of his remarks tonight I will quote Mandy Rice Davies, “Oh he would say that, wouldn’t he?”

    I leave it to CB readers to reach back into history to learn the context in which MRD’ comment was made. I believe it drew laughs and His Honor was not amused.

    • kerwood says:

      That’s one of the greatest lines in British history.

    • Nic919 says:

      I just finished watching that series. Sadly the elites get away with hypocrisy all the time. William is the embodiment of that elite establishment that protects its own and pushes out all those who dare to be different.

  29. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Well, that is certainly rich, coming from *that* family.

  30. Nina says:

    He worked with the press to bully his pregnant biracial sister in law

    • Tessa says:

      He engineered the photo of him and his family “flying commercial” in the midst of Harry being criticized for taking private jet. William booked a flight with no other passengers.

      • Emilee says:

        How can he have so much animosity towards his own brother? This animosity did not just happen overnight.

        “A friend is always loyal and a brother is born in a time of need.” – Proverbs 17:17

        Where were you William when your brother needed you most?? Instead you turned on him and betrayed him. My heart hurts for Prince Harry.

  31. galina says:

    Guessing those still interested in the endless drone arent interested in hearing it from him.
    What a circus that “family” is. Its just for laughs now, right?

  32. Ladybug says:

    Is this a joke? He can’t be this obtuse can he?

  33. Amy Too says:

    This is just another example of how will and Kate use their patronages for their own PR, to make themselves look good, not to make the patronage look good. This is absolutely something that should be called out, but maybe not by the person whose job as royal patron is to make the patronage look good. He’s not the right messenger. He should’ve talked to them privately about this if it’s something he really cares about, but I highly doubt he’s that involved with them. Instead he’s using his patronage to make himself look super cool and woke AT THE EXPENSE of the patronage.

  34. kerwood says:

    Well, Normal Bill has got some BIG balls. At least that’s what Rose keeps saying.

    This man is going to come from the family that he comes from, with the recent history that family has, after not lifting a FINGER to support his biracial sister in law or nephew and stand at an awards show known for shutting out people of colour and tell the world about RACISM?

    Shame on the acting community of Great Britain if they don’t boo, hiss or walk out on this horrible man.

    • carmen says:

      Shame on the acting community of Great Britain if they don’t boo, hiss or walk out on this horrible man.
      That would be awesome to see. Can you imagine? Pure gold.

  35. aquarius64 says:

    The Wandering Scepter needs to have SEVERAL seats on this subject given the non support he and Kate they gave to Meghan and Archie as they received racial attacks in the news and social media. If fact Meghan is the better person to give that speech as a POC working in Hollywood.

    This is KP and the BRF on full damage control mode. Sussexit has branded the House of Windsor as covert racists and it needs its image OUTSiDE the UK cleaned up. This speech has the tone deaf level as Andrew’s Epstein inter view. I hope KensingtonRoyal is getting blown up for this.

  36. February Pisces says:

    In tomorrow’s ‘Sun’ dan wootton will probably hail William as the most pioneering member of the royal family for racial diversity and equality. Lol 😂

  37. Awkward symphony says:

    This is PR to hype up his BAFTA appearance🙄

  38. Jaded says:

    I can just picture him standing at the podium, a huge screen behind him showing photos from the Africa Summit, saying…”See??? I’m not racist, we actually shook hands and talked to people of colour!!”

  39. Florence says:

    This… creature. I can’t with him any more. Horrid, hypocritical, bullying creature

  40. Liz version 700 says:

    This kind of hubris is what happens when you are never challenged or told no for your entire life. You have no idea how stupid some of your ideas are…. if you are the very definition of white male stomp on others privilege… maybe you should not give a speech on diversity.

  41. Bohemian Angel says:

    This f’ing bastard is a complete joke, I just can’t with this family, they are so far up their own arses, it really is time for them to go.
    I hope he is booed or there is complete silence after he delivers he’s stupid speach, no applause nothing! But unfortunately the world doesn’t work like that, everyone will eat up he’s crap and there will be praise all over the tabs in the morning. Prick!

  42. Val says:

    This is a farce. Too bad the attendees will be to spineless to boo him in defiance and solidarity with people of color. F@ck him!

  43. Digital Unicorn says:

    Am watching the BAFTA’s and a lol’ing at Brad Pitt’s speech – SPOILER ALERT.

    He jokes about calling it (I’ll let you guess what) Harry as he’s exited to take it back to the states with him.

    • A Guest says:


      Please tell me the camera panned to Cain and Keen when he said this!

      • February Pisces says:

        Yes it did and they were fake awkward laughing. Bet William is mad though, he’ll probably go on a leaking spree tomorrow for revenge. Cambridge stans on twitter are fuming, lol 😂😂

    • Babz says:

      Watching my Chiefs in the SB but checked in here. I don’t even care that I got spoiled about Brad Pitt. I’m recording the program, so i look forward to seeing his speech!! I love that guy!

    • I’m sure they were warned by Pitts aPr team that if he won he would make a reference. Either that or their PR team took them through their paces to prep in case anyone made a remark of any kind. They came with their game faces on.

      Has anyone else seen the new headline that Harry is in total meltdown, not getting out of bed, not taking calls and wanting to go home. Supposedly Cressida called William and right after BAFTAS he and Charlie Van Derseeze (or whatever) are flying to Harry to do an intervention and take Harry and Archie home with them. Can you believe the S*** the RR is putting out there? I love the “….taking Harry and ARCHIE home with them” line. As if he is not an adult man with a wife. According to Harry’s own words, he through long and hard before they left but now he’s 🤯🤯🤯. Now 2 weeks later he’s in a total. And complete meltdown. They sound like he’s never been away from England before. 🤯

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Wow, the RR is really doubling down on the racism.

        Why not just be honest in their headlines? Just say the damn subtext out loud, Rota. Just say “We only want the WHITE scapegoats home” because we already SEE you and you’re still trash, Royal Rota.

        H&M&A aren’t coming back, and Piers, Dan et al need to make up their minds to die mad about it.

    • Scandi says:

      Well – Brad Pitt actually compared Harry to a prize that was to be ‘taken home to the US’. This could equally be a jab at a trophy husband. Just saying…

  44. mash says:

    @coco :::CACKLES in BLACK WOMAN::: im crying!

  45. Mirage says:

    Well at least he turned up! He has skipped the BAFTAS quite a lot in the past..

  46. aquarius64 says:

    @Digital Unicorn – oh you know Billy is incandescent with rage over this. He knows that acceptance speech is on the BAFTA highlight reel and every newspaper’s entertainment section is going to mention it. Little brother Harry outshines his bullying brother once again.

    • VS says:

      They should have stayed home……….. that crowd was not going to be their friends…….W&K really do remind me of (the) Donald and Melania Trump……..this one was priceless

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        There is a photo of Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger looking away as the Cambridges walked passed them to their seats – LOL. So yeah that crowd was not particularly on their side, Meghan is one of them and there were a few people who made sly references to Sussexit. Rebel Wilson did as well I believe but missed it.

      • Tessa says:

        William and kate giggled at the Megxit Joke. What a pair of losers these two are.

    • Emilee says:

      “Little brother Harry outshines his bullying brother once again.” And Prince Harry always will. 🙂

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Eeeverybody was coming for them last night. And they kept cutting to Workshy Wanderdick and KatieCosplay for reaction shots, lmao. You could definitely see the Windsor genes on display by the end of the night. Workshy had the Windsor Pout started. I’m convinced that if it had gone on any longer he’d have straight up morphed into Queen Victoria.

      Taika Waititi had some epic burns about colonialism and ” talking about taking the gold back home where it belongs”! MORE OF THIS VERSION OF BAFTAS, PLEASE.

      And KatieCosplay’s dress, a retread from the Malaysia tour… I know the theme was sustainability but really? THAT’S what she decided to wear? All I could say was NICE SHOES THO
      B/c she was literally dressed like a white supremacist culture-appropriating fantasy doll with that white-with-gold sari fabric. From Burton at McQueen. EYE. ROLL. The only thing that could have made that outfit more offensive, is if she’d trotted out also wearing Queen Mary’s Delhi Durbar with “Granny’s Chips” in it. Yes, Kate. You’re the White Duchess. We get it.

      Meanwhile I’m old enough to remember Meghan doing HER OWN RESEARCH on local designers for *her* tour, and buying from companies with good ethics re: employees etc.

  47. Nev says:

    Joaquin did it better I’m sure.

  48. Desdemona says:

    Rebel called the palace the Harry palace? Hum… Will and Kate’s face…

  49. aquarius64 says:

    Rebel slipped in Andrew in front of FFK and FFQC. The message is sent: respect is earned and not automatically afforded to you because you have HRH in front of your name and you THINK you have the British press in your back pocket. And … we’re not afraid to get in your face about it.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Andrew AND Epstein. Brilliant schtick about “misremembering” the name of Royal Albert Hall.
      Workshy and Cosplay didn’t know where to look, but they were definitely uncomfortable.

      The big themes last night were “Rule Britannia/Colonialist Britain is dead”, and “Harry & Megs EARNED our respect and you LOST it with your shenanigans”.

      No one clapped when they entered. People stood when they arrived in the theatre but I saw more than one man slip his hands in his pockets.

      It was the best night ever. They’re reaping what they’ve sown.

  50. Kyle says:

    After the reception William received this year he is is going to pout and not attend Baftas next year. I predict it.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      How did he end up with that patronage, and can the BAFTA group pull it? Can they make someone else President, or is that something up to Her Maj? Because I don’t think the BRF is going to sit for this backlash long term, and I don’t think it’s gonna end tbh.

  51. Sid says:

    What is the point of William even holding this patronage? It should have gone to Edward who has a genuine interest in the arts and would probably do something with it beyond showing up to an awards show once a year.