Prince William made an incredibly awkward and gross ‘gaffe’ at the BAFTAs

As we discussed, Prince William was a horse’s ass at the BAFTAs, wandering around, telling people that he’d barely seen any movies and blaming that on Kate’s health issues. While I get that he’s “busy” on the fakakta school run, he’s also the BAFTA president and, as many have pointed out, it would be pretty easy for him to get some screeners. While he fully admitted that he hadn’t seen most of the BAFTA-nominated films, he also tried to improvise when he met with Phoebe Dynevor, Ayo Edebiri, Sophie Wilde and Mia McKenna Bruce. Mia starred in the film How to Have Sex, which I have not seen and neither has William. He still remarked that she looked like she “had a lot of fun” making the film. Y’all, her character is raped in the film.

Prince William appears to have made a gaffe talking to an actress who won a BAFTA for her film – which ends with her character being raped after saying the movie looked like it was ‘a lot of fun’, despite not having seen it.

The Prince of Wales made the remark as he mingled backstage last night with nominees at the Royal Festival Hall in London – including Rising Star winner Mia McKenna-Bruce, who was hailed for her role in the drama How To Have Sex. McKenna-Bruce, 26, won the prize after her performance as Tara, a virgin who goes on holiday with friends to Greek island Malia where she is raped by a fellow tourist.

The actress said she hoped the film would improve society’s ‘conversation we’ve been having around consent’ and help ‘people talk about situations they’ve been through’. William had greeted the Rising Star nominees on Sunday night by telling her: ‘I haven’t yet watched your film – I think it looked like you had a lot of fun all the way through.’

The father-of-three, 41, shook hands with Mia and her fellow nominees – The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri, Phoebe Dynevor and Sophie Wilde – while admitting he had not watched any of their movies.

[From The Daily Mail]

It is a bad gaffe and one which could have been easily avoided if William wasn’t trying to perv out on young, attractive actresses. He heard the word “sex” and he was trying to be sexy or flirtatious towards Mia and instead he was awful and awkward. And offensive. Even if the film had been “sexy,” he still would have come across as a dirty old man with bad teeth and an ugly combover.

What else? He did say that he watched Oppenheimer, but he still hasn’t seen Barbie. Like, did Charlotte not want to see Barbie? William probably thinks it’s a “girl movie.” When talking about how few films he’s seen in the past year, he apparently said: “I’ve done the fewest I’ve ever done before. With my wife it’s been a bit [hand motion] — but hopefully we’ll catch up, I’ll make my list tonight.” If I was on bed rest after surgery, I would want to watch movies & TV shows, but who knows what kind of state Kate is in.

Anyway, another successful outing for the heir! He really can’t leave the house these days without making an ass out of himself.


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  1. chill says:

    I am so glad that I am not related to the Windsors. This family is a sh*t show.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      It’s incredibly easy to make small talk at an event like this.

      Step 1-
      She had won an award. Regardless – Simply compliment her / their performance -“your performance was brilliant/ compelling/ nuanced/ mesmerizing/. Very well done”

      Then – step 2- ask a question.

      “What part of preparing for this role was the most challenging for you?”
      “What part of preparing for this role was the most interesting for you?”
      “What part of this film are you most proud of?”
      Then nod thoughtfully and listen.

      Step 3
      Congratulate them on being nominated or having won and award – so much talent was nominated with you. Very well deserved honor. Congratulations.

      You know. Talk to the person and focus on the person who is being celebrated that night. Not yourself. Again.

    • swaz says:

      This family is the worse 🙄🙄

      • TRex says:

        Agreed @Swaz. Why did he even go??? Certainly, nothing he shared enhanced the evening. A total fail.

    • Caribbean says:

      The fact that this is even being reported on is an improvement. How many such errors have been made by him in the past and just glossed over as he is the heir? And there was Harry to throw under the bus…
      The ‘funny’ thing about all the heat H & M are getting, is they William and Kate are so close to the flame, they might get burnt!

  2. Josephine says:

    He is a national embarassment and cannot do the bare minimum (watching movies for pete’s sake!!) for any of his unearned positions.

    • ML says:

      I find it difficult to believe that no one briefed him. I can, however, easily believe that he did not read (or remember) about the actors and their roles. This as a “soft diplomat” is literally in his job description.

      • Nerd says:

        I can believe that no one briefed him because the people they hire are too consumed with leaking to the media and being friends with people like Dan Wooton. The requirement to work for him has never been someone of real experience or professionalism.

      • EasternViolet says:

        I don’t think he lets anyone brief him.

      • Becks1 says:

        I get the impression that a lot (most?) of the people who work at KP do so because they are as lazy as he is and lack intellectual curiosity the way he does. They probably don’t even prepare briefs half the time bc they know he won’t read them and that’s probably how they prefer it.

      • one of the marys says:

        His staff know him. They know he won’t ask for or read briefs. When Meghan came on board the staff there didn’t like her because she worked the opposite way

      • Snaggletooth says:

        After the Caribbean tour I’m ready to believe anything of his staff.

      • Jay says:

        I got the impression that TOB was trying an “off the cuff” “joke” about the movie’s title. A bad joke, and one that gets worse if you are familiar with the storyline ( I was not).

        But no one was asking him to reel off a detailed critique of each of the nominated films! All he had to do was say hello and ask them about how excited they were to be selected as “rising stars”. That’s it. Instead, he led with “I haven’t seen any of your films” then commented that there were “a lot of categories”(?), then the sex “joke”.

      • Jackiejacks says:

        For goodness sake he could have scrolled movie summaries on Wikipedia and just pretended. At least scroll the summaries so you don’t make an embarrassment out of yourself Willnot!!!! These people act like we are still in the 50s. It ain’t the 50s no more and you gotta do better BRF!

    • Blithe says:

      Seriously, how long would it take to just watch even a few trailers before attending ? Then he could at least truthfully say something like: “I haven’t been able to see the complete films yet, but…” and make at least minimally informed, non-sleazy comments. I get that this might not be the William Way, but this seems worse than if he had continued to avoid public interactions because of those extremely demanding school runs.

    • Monc says:

      I concur

  3. s808 says:

    Could his team at least not given him a summary of the movies?! Or have someone follow him around and whisper in his ear about who acted in what a la Miranda Presley style?? This wouldn’t have happened had he been prepared but that requires doing your job. Goodness, no wonder his engagements are stage managed to hell and back. This is what you get when he’s allowed to speak freely. yikes.

    • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

      Um totally. Obiviously, brief him for the love of god. But his team is totally incompetent and he doesn’t read, so they give him nothing and he thinks he can wing it. Also, his team from the peanut gallery probably haven’t seen none of the movies lol. They couldn’t help lol. Let’s see how he does next year if he shows up.

      • Nuks says:

        What I’ve done when I need to be informed, but I don’t have enough time to watch everything is listen to a movie review show like FilmWeek from KCRW. Usually they’ll give you a strong sense of the movie without ruining it for you when you do watch it. And if there’s multiple critics, you’ll get multiple angles on it, and you can stay conversational. That only takes an hour! For God sake.

    • equality says:

      You have to wonder. Are his employees all incompetent and don’t bother or do they give him a summary and maybe reviews/explanations of social context and he doesn’t bother to read them? With how all the employees whined about Meghan having them doing actual work, maybe they don’t bother.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Equality – he’s said several times (with his full chest) that he doesn’t read his briefings. So even if his staff were doing the work to prepare him (which, I also doubt this if they were moved to fainting spells and tears by a 5:00am email), he’s not reading anything they’re giving him.

        I’m sure Chuckles is loving every time Pegs puts his foot in it, because who’s going to advocate for this fcuking tool over Kings Bag O’Money?! Pegs needs to be locked up in the Tower.

      • Marie says:

        I think he has decent employees who are too afraid of him. This is why this sh*t keeps happening.

      • Lulu says:

        What else does his huge staff have to do? I’m sure they tried to prep William. That brand new private secretary is probably seen incandescent rage up close.

      • Eleonor says:

        You can be at the top of the game in your field, but if your boss doesn’t listen and throw trantrums when faced to his own incompetence either you go away either you stay for the salary until you’re fed up.

      • Debbie says:

        I seriously doubt that the Wales’ staff is in any way competent, based on the logistical errors of the Caribbean DisasTour, and WanK’s many, many, errors over the years. However, weren’t they boasting a few months ago that WanK had just gotten a new chief of staff, or something? Someone who answered only to them? Surely this person should have enough self-confidence to face William and tell him some hard truths.

    • Finny says:

      I had the same thought. Even if you don’t watch movies, in his position he should educate himself about the plots before trying to make small talk with actors. I’m not into movies but I look into new ones and what they are about and decide if I’m interested in it. However we know educating himself about anything is a big stretch and stressful for him, he doesn’t read and therefore he will forever suffer from the foot into mouth disease.

      I really would like to know what him and his wife do all day. You only can do so much shopping, exercise and rose bush trimming. I would be bored out of my mind living a life of idleness.

    • Lolo86llf says:

      Totally agree he was not prepared for the event. Problem is that his team must be a sycophantic bunch of “yes sir” people a la Donald Trump so William is not really connected to the real world. He needs a team who is going to show him and tell him what he needs to know in order to be ready for any kind of interaction with the peasants.

      • WHAT says:

        They’re rolling him out later today so hopefully he’ll be more prepared

        Prince can’t get right or
        Prince insert 🦶 here 👄

        Honestly someone should 🪑 him down and get him to see what an embarrassment he’s becoming to UK and for the future of the monarchy

        No wonder they want either Harry 🔙 or are already counting down till the kids come of age

        Princess can you taste the smell isn’t that much better she can only get attention for a day

        Prince sick call can’t hold attention the day of his events

    • windyriver says:

      Maybe I’m missing something since no one else has mentioned it, but the former BAFTA CEO, with them for over 20 years, is Amanda Berry, who works with/for Will. She’s been the head of the Royal Foundation since 2022, took the position after JK left. I’m sure she could have provided guidance, if not to him directly, than to his team. Either no one put any briefings together, or very likely Will ignored what he was given. He came off as someone who wandered in to the event off the street, you’d never know he had access to someone who’d been such an intimate part of the operation.

      • Christine says:

        This is an excellent point. His behavior is inexcusable for many reasons, but having a literal BAFTA expert on your staff, and showing up to the awards without having been briefed on anything is the definition of what is wrong with monarchy. People have fawned all over this worthless middle aged man for his entire life, to the point where he is incapable of anything resembling competence or caring.

        He doesn’t give a fuck, it’s as simple as that. About anything, or anyone. His wife is supposedly recovering from surgery, for which the number one activity is watching tv or movies. I’m starting to think he’s like a Doctor Who cyberman, and they just switch him off and store him in a closet most of the time, because God knows there are no living people who actually want to spend time with this idiot.

      • Debbie says:

        What are you talking about? I think that you’re seeing the benefit of William having access to a former Bafta president on staff because I’m convinced that’s the only thing that stopped him from tackling the women to the floor, asking some where they were “really from,” or twerking in their faces. This is as good as it gets for poor William, so enjoy.

      • Hyacinth Bouquet says:

        Films that could be nominated for a 2024 BAFTA had release dates from 1 Jan – 29 Sept 2023. Kate was hospitalised early January 2024, if we are to believe their press releases. What was he doing for the entirety of 2023? This ‘my wife is sick’ excuse is just a catch all for his laziness.

    • Jais says:

      Willaim once bragged about not reading his briefs so even if his team gave him some write-ups, it probably wouldn’t make a difference.

      • Cheshire Sass says:

        I think the “Wil-laim” was a typo, but it’s perfect Wil Lame should be his next sobriquet, along with Pegs and Bulliam!

      • BeanieBean says:

        Please. How hard is it to prepare for an awards show? A lot of us plebs go on a binge just prior to the Oscars, or right after, to see what the hullabaloo is all about. We’re hear about the movies or TV shows, we read about them, we’re at least aware. How is William so unaware??

    • Carmen says:

      They could give him a summary, but he would have to read it. I get a feeling that reading much of anything requires a Herculean effort on his part. He isn’t very bright.

    • Nmb says:

      I think CB needs to use the picture of Ayo as the header picture, not Will. He must have been so incredibly cringe for a group of actresses to not be able to not make their facial expressions.

    • Jay says:

      Amanda Berry used to head BAFTA and now works for TOB at the Royal Foundation – she would have been the perfect choice to brief him on which films to watch or accompany him to the event so that he doesn’t embarrass himself. He remains ignorant because he wants to remain ignorant, and there’s never been any pressure to change.

    • lucy2 says:

      He also could have just been honest:
      “My wife and father are both having health issues, I’ve fallen behind watching the films. Please tell me about yours.”

    • Caribbean says:

      I have seen this happen is so many times, when people are just ‘given’ job titles. He did not have to know anything or work for this title (yes tradition and family donation aside) … And as it is shown, no matter how bad he is at it or his dereliction of duty, he gets to KEEP the job as President of Bafta.

  4. SAS says:

    What an absolute dick. Imagine being so lazy that even watching movies and tv as a legitimate part of your job is too much effort. Literally what do these people DO?!

    Show that second photo to any woman and she would cringe. His expression is so incongruous with literally every other person in the frame, whereas all the women are consistent in showing some level of discomfort. What a creep he seems to be.

    • Lolo86llf says:

      I am blaming his team for this gaffe. They should have briefed him about the movies and actors and stuff. My guess is that he didn’t care to watch any of those movies and that is why you have a staff to do it for you and give you the main idea.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Lolo, he’s ultimately responsible. He’s an adult. Plus he’s flat out said in the last that he doesn’t read his briefings. His staff can lead a Pegs to water but they can’t make him drink.

      • Lulu says:

        I’m sure his staff tried. I mean you can lead a horse to water…

      • North of Boston says:

        I’m completely blaming him

        Why? Because even if his staff did zero to prepare him and even if he has zero control over who his staff is and what their work focus is, and even if it was entirely NOT his fault that he knew next to nothing about anything these actors were nominated for:

        Why TF would THAT be the thing you’d bring up when first meeting them “har har, I bet you had fun making a movie about sex hardy har yuk yuk look at me cracking myself up with my hi-larios joke”

        Yuck yuck indeed, William, yuck yuck indeed!

      • Proud Mary says:

        Lolo86llf, what if this had been Obama, would you have blamed his team? William is the future King! The bar is already incredibly low for this guy; do you expect absolutely nothing of him at all? I believe William’s team does that which he requires of them, which largely entails briefing again Harry and Meghan, getting the press to ignore his many gaffes, and getting them to print puff pieces about him and his equally lazy wife.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        No. Any competent public person would demand that brief a week in advance so they could familiarize themselves with it enough to function at a public event.

        Any competent public person would go to the screeners and at least watch ten minutes of each film.

        A really competent public person would memorize the actors and what part they’re nominated for, directors etc.

        There are expectations and he is well aware of them. It’s not his teams fault he never even asked for a brief.

      • BeanieBean says:

        This is ridiculous! It’s an awards show!! For movies!! The prep? Watch the dang movies! At the very least the trailers! And they didn’t come out last week, but all of last year!! He had, at the very least, since the nominations were announced!! This is entirely on him. He’s a jackass.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Proud Mary, Obama and Wont? Not a comparison you can make. Wont may have gone to University, but I have a VERY difficult time believing that he passed his classes. I think he was passed because of who he is–or maybe someone did the work for him. Wont got his job because of birth order that’s it. I’m not going to go into Obama’s background because, frankly, that would be too embarrassing for Wont. It’s simply not a fair comparison.

        Wont is blamed because he is where the buck stops. I’m tired of the staff being blamed for everything when the boss is completely incompetent. If you want to blame someone in the palace, blame KFC. I think that Wont’s new Communications person, who is retired military, is now Wont’s handler. KFC is making sure that Wont gets to engagements. What his poor Communications person cannot do is make Wont competent.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        No @lolo, this is on William. The BAFTA’s happen once a year. Not a big secret. He’s had a lot of time to educate himself on the movies. Copies of the movies are sent to him for viewing. Kate’s “planned” surgery and recovery is his fricken excuse.

        How to Have Sex had its world premiere at Cannes in May 2023 where it won a prize. Release in England/UK November 2023. His staff could have done everything in the world to educate him. He just doesn’t listen. He’s an arrogant schmuck. And that’s being nice.

        He tried blaming the Caribbean Flop Tour on everyone else except himself & Kate. It wasn’t like they gave them that itinerary at the last minute. So, no, it’s him, not the staff.

        He wants to be seen as fun/funny like his brother. Will-lame just isn’t. Props to poster that came up with that name. He’s failed to launch in so many ways.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Exactly! Dick? Check. Lazy? Check. Incongruent to everyone else around him (just like his disappeared wife)? Check.

      If they can’t even watch movies as work, why are they needed? When will the British people say enough is enough?

      And also, how stupid is he, because even if you haven’t done any work to prepare, any sane person would keep their mouth shut about it. This bozo goes around bragging about it.

      • SAS says:

        Exactly @SussexWatcher. Imagine being 40 years old and not holding that most basic of social niceties; if you don’t know enough about a person/topic to speak on it- ASK QUESTIONS instead! I’m so curious what he actually thinks his job is. Because he’s so bad at this.

        If you haven’t done any preparation (for your *work event*), how hard is it to say “how are you finding the party?” “Have you all met previously?” “Have you been able to see any of the films other than your own?”. W&K must be truly awful to be around.

      • Christine says:

        Yeah, and it’s not like he has otherwise been busy, he has done three engagements this year. He has no excuses.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        But, but @Christine, he’s super busy with school runs and being Kate’s caregiver! He’s had drop his “heavy” workload in order to be there to help her recover, make meals, clean and plotting against/smearing Harry. He’s swamped like Prince Humperdink!

      • Hyacinth Bouquet says:

        This bloke is paid millions of pounds a year. If his team isn’t briefing him he can brief himself. BAFTA President is such an easy gig. Attend some meetings, watch some movies. If you don’t have time to watch all the movies, watch the trailers and read the reviews. The bar is so low for this bloke.

  5. JanetDR says:

    At least the DM picked up on the story.
    It is so bad though.
    He’s so creepy.

    • First comment says:

      Yeah, I was surprised by that…I guess either they don’t have anything worthwhile to publish or they exchange this kind of story (no matter how cringed) with not revealing Kate’s true condition

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yeah, but they seem to be excusing it by providing his quote about not seeing the movies. So, he decided making a joke about ‘having fun’ about making a movie with ‘sex’ in the title. Yeah, that’s so much better. 🙄

  6. Steph says:

    Have the movies that were nominated only out since January 16th? Otherwise Kate is no excuse. He’s just a loser who had no intention of going until Harry got so much don’t the last two weeks.

  7. CROWHOOD says:

    This is a product of never being held accountable for one thing in your life and having inbred sycophants as your “staff”.
    An actual staff, of professionals, would have given him one line per movie. “What gorgeous scenery” “what an impactful message”. But since he’s lazy and the entire klan is operating like a broke down clown car without enough air, this is what happens.

    • Joanne says:

      All he had to do is ask ” what part of the film impacted you the most”. There are so many questions he could have asked and not looked like a complete donkey. What was your favourite scene? How did you approach your role? So many questions that would suit any film. He is so full of himself and so empty of any substance.

    • SIde Eye says:

      Exactly!!! Thank you CROWHOOD! He is so busy being a creeper and trying to flirt with actresses half his age when he is a married man. Hopefully he didn’t harass them later with his stupid aubergine/eggplant emojis. Jackass. These women are there in a professional capacity. They are nominated for awards – take them seriously! I get so triggered by these kinds of things – reminds me of when I practiced law and here comes very 80 year old creepy judge 60 year old partner at the office party to “flirt” and creep you out. I’m here cause I have to be for my JOB not to be harassed by some balding jackass with bad teeth. And even if you were Lenny Kravitz – I am here in a professional capacity. Ugh!

  8. Amy Bee says:

    Embarrassing. He only went to the BAFTAs because Harry was in Vancouver a few days before. He should have stuck to his pledge to stay home until Kate gets better.

  9. UnstrungPearl says:

    Oh this has gone so viral. Even when you watch the video footage it’s just so weird and awkward. You can see they’re all being polite but this photo really captures the reality lol.
    I think the wider response to this is also very telling about his true public image. If it was someone who is usually known for being knowledgeable and engaged, the jokes would be softer and he would get more benefit of the doubt? But no one is giving him that. All the comments are savage because he is known for being lazy and uninformed. It’s not a stretch for the average person to think the very worst of him, and that should be a big worry for the RF.

    • Becks1 says:

      Right. This is going viral because this is par for the course with him, not because it was a one-off. a lot of his old “gaffes” are being brought back out.

      the lack of preparation along with the assumption that he’s the funniest, most brilliant person ever is becoming more and more of an issue, because social media isn’t willing to cover for him the way traditional media was. And even here, this is the DM covering it, so even the traditional media is starting to pick up on these things more than they used to – or at least presenting it as less a “personality quirk” and more a “yikes” moment.

  10. Mslove says:

    Y’all, I don’t think Peg is going to solve homelessness. He’s not going to solve anything.

    • First comment says:

      Today, he changed direction for once more ..he’s going to solve the problem of middle east…🙄🙄

      • Becks1 says:

        oh he said that a few years ago. He goes between homelessness, racism, climate change, and the Middle East, depending on what he thinks is going to make him sound better.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        They are truly the Jared and Ivanka of the UK. Look how well Jared’s “peacemaking” in the Middle East worked out.

      • TeamMontecito says:

        @Mslove Homeboy still figuring out how to stand without swaying or dropping Kaiser’s OBE

  11. Jais says:

    Just telling a young women that it looked like she has a lot of fun making a movie about sex is gross. Then there’s the fact that the character is actually raped. He had one job. Be gracious to the nominees and winners. What a mess.

    • Chloe says:

      With each word that passes his lips it’s becoming more and more obvious why he and meghan did not get on and why harry has outgrown him. I’m not saying that she is such a catch but as a relatively attractive woman i do wonder what Kate sees in him. It has to be more than the title…

      • seaflower says:

        jewellery, unlimited (until recently) clothes budget, mansions to live in, never having to “work”…

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Chloe, I will forever believe that William was one of the people that expressed concerns about Archie’s skin color.

    • s808 says:

      Yes, even without knowing the context of the movie his comment was sleazy af. YUCK!

      • Jais says:

        Yeah, honestly, I don’t expect him to have watched many of the movies. Should he?Sure but whatever. It’s the sleazy comment that really bothers me. The woman just won an award and the prince of wales tells her she looked like she had fun filming a movie about sex. Seriously, what the hell. I’m sure the true prince of wales, Michael Sheen, would have been more gracious than the imposter prince.

      • Chaine says:

        Yeah, he’s definitely turned into that creepy uncle that you try to steer clear of at the Thanksgiving get-together

  12. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    Many of these films have been available for 6-7 months, if not longer, but he’s blaming his wife for not having seen any of them except Oppenheimer? Plus, his team has told us that he’s done next to nothing since the start of the year (1.5 months) except the school runs, so what exactly do these people do with their time?? Once again #AbolishTheMonarchy

    • Cessily says:

      He is the honorary president of the BAFTAs the man could have had all the movies with an email or a phone call from his throne room 🚽🧻

  13. Dee(2) says:

    This is why it infuriates me when everything Harry and Meghan says is parsed to oblivion like the worst thing ever. There’s dozens of instances of him saying something completely cringeworthy or Kate saying something completely bone-headed that’s just swept away. Even in this article they reported very matter of factly, with a hint of, oh everyone makes slight mistakes. Yes he’s very lazy, and many other adjectives but this press never holds him to account while treating anyone else to a ridiculous standard.

    • Donna says:

      You said it. It’s cringe worthy for Harry and Meagan to hold hands in public but practically masterful when William makes a comment about how much fun it was for a woman to portray someone who was raped in a movie.

  14. Over it says:

    You know you are truly f-ng lazy when you can’t even be bothered to watch movies. Like the man has a staff of 60 plus and zilch to do all day . He could get one of his minion to pop him some popcorn. Fluff his pillow and get his blanket, stay in his house robe for a full week and just watch the movie. Yet he can’t be bothered to do that . William gives a whole new meaning to the phrase doing f all all day every day. Good luck to the Brits who will have him as their king.

    • Tessa says:

      William does not have to cook or clean the house and scrub the floors. He has staff to do that. And the school runs are done by others anyway

  15. BQM says:

    Maybe that was the comment which caused those faces. But it really could be any part of his meeting them. I just love the faces though. Phoebe looks like “ummm” like “did he say that or am I hallucinating ?”Ayo is “wtf? What a creep.” We can’t really see Mia McKenna. And Sophie looks like “what a freaking tool” and just really upset. That is not a happy person. I can’t imagine what spin they can try to explain away her expression and body language.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      LOL. In agreement. Also, realized that Phoebe’s look is one of someone who is watching someone’s misbehaving child misbehave and the parent/parents are doing nothing, and you can’t say anything because it’s not your place and/or the parents will release their anger at you. If that makes sense.?

  16. Ameerah M says:

    For those mentioning William’s team: It was famously reported a few years back that William doesn’t read his briefings. So his team may have TRIED to brief him on the films but Prince Lazy Pants doesn’t like to read!

  17. Cessily says:

    This is so bad from every angle it is all horrible. A 41 year old man sees “Sex” in the title and acts like a pubescent child and making inappropriate and offensive comments thinking he is going to impress the girls? Well he embarrassed himself and his country.The fact that according to peggy his wife issues happened in the middle of January but somehow that stopped him from seeing last years releases, or even reading the cliff notes. Britains diplomacy is in great hands with this heir, how long until he insults a high ranking official from another country? Really am wondering what is going on with his missing wife, last seen at the Christmas church walk that is a long time without proof of life.

    • Harper says:

      This is the William way. When the pandemic was emerging, he fake-coughed and joked that covid was just hype to first responders. When some poor woman baked a cupcake for him he said it wasn’t really very good. Ukranian aid workers were told they needed to be content with his offer of a smile and no physical donation. His banter is juvenile and offensive.

      Also, it’s obvious he used the BAFTA ceremony for more of his competition with Harry and his “nothing to see here” distraction campaign where Kate is concerned. When they finally announce Kate will be put away due to an incapacity, people will retroactively remember that William was out oafing it up about sex like he didn’t have a care in the world.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Don’t forget about the joke about his brown-skinned delivery driver being laid out on the floor and frisked or the numerous times he’s made jokes at Harry’s expense. He’s an absolute jackass who is useless in his role and a violent bully (both verbally and physically).

  18. TarteAuCitron says:

    He could have apologised for not seeing the film and then take the opportunity to ask them about it, instead of fnarr-fnarring like a kid about a film with the word ‘sex’ in the title. It could have been a perfect opportunity to commend the actress on taking on a demanding role & challenging subject matter, and that he looks forward to seeing the film.
    Like, I’m not a PR pro but this is all basic stuff.

  19. Over it says:

    Me too was created for creeps like him. Making really inappropriate sexual comments to actresses. People he has never met before and has no relationship with in a professional setting, is just beyond vile. Yet i don’t see all the British media and all it’s talk shows and television news networks ripping into him for this , yet Meghan and Harry sneezed and it offended the Windsors and gave Charles cancer and killed the dead queen and her husband again would get a full month of coverage. It just shows how much they all are to be held accountable for his actions. He gets away with everything.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Let’s not forget @Over it, H&M are criminals for f*cking holding hands. It’s more serious than the honorary/whatevs/president of the BAFTA’s admitting to not watching the movies, yet, Bill with the bad jokes gets a pass about making a performance from an actress whose character was raped, looked like fun?

      In the other post about this “gaffe”, shared Jodie Foster’s thoughts when The Accused came out. It was a very emotional experience. She just wanted to go home.

      Bad Bill is yukkety yup things that shouldn’t be. He should have just stayed home and ate his food.

  20. First comment says:

    OK, let’s see: since January he has made 3 appearances, and for the 2 of them, he was rightly criticized because he looked high to the first and completely unprepared and cringed to the second 🙄 . 2 out of 3…perhaps, this is the reason he doesn’t work more? If his every appearance makes the news in a wrong way, no wonder he is kept hidden..

  21. moderatelywealthy says:

    Guess what? Middleton PR slogans of ” William needs Kate ” and ” Kate is the Monarchy greatest asset” seems to have an ounce of truth!
    What a sad day for any Firm to realize their future depends on someone like Big Willy, who seems to be living a lie for far too long and is completely out of sorts.

    Again, I am not joking, but perhaps William has been strugling with more things in his life than we realize. maybe he is indeed in the closet. It would explain so much.

    • Tessa says:

      Kate is not an asset. She was horrid to meghan.

      • moderatelywealthy says:

        Kate was not alone in that.
        She is mediocre, but William solo is a disaster.
        People would get so distracted with her buttons that William´s awkwardness was overlooked.

      • Tessa says:

        Both of them are embarrassments . William though wins the prize.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I’m not sure what you mean by “asset”; perhaps you mean she served as a distraction from his gaffes, laziness, and abject lack of talent? Otherwise, if she truly is an asset, in that she has some positive/substantive influence on him, in the way that Meghan does with Harry, I’m not sure why her now 2-month absence from public life should make a difference. Quite frankly, Kate herself has been gaffe prone; the press just doesn’t cover it, in the way they manufacture outrages against Harry and Meghan. Do you recall a woman who majored in art history inquiring if Faberge eggs were still being made? How about “can you taste the smell by smelling?” And don’t get me started on her speechifying.

    • Jaded says:

      Kate is not an asset, she’s a liability. Between the two of them there aren’t enough brain cells to fire up a 10 watt lightbulb. The only thing William struggles with is how to get out of doing his job.

    • Debbie says:

      Damn, when Kate Middleton is your “savior” you ARE in trouble.

  22. Tessa says:

    Just an embarrassment. All around. Each movies plots could have been researched on the internet. Lazy William could not even bother.

  23. Nerd says:

    He’s the freaking president, he’s acting as if the only time he had to watch any of these films was just these past two months. He isn’t a doctor or a nurse so it isn’t as if he is doing anything that takes up hours of his day and prevents him from watching any of these films. He wasn’t working prior to Kate’s health issues or even now that she’s going through whatever he’s going through. He wants to believe the whole world is gullible enough to not notice all of the time he had to do the bare minimum of his job. He does this every year. Why is he president of BAFTA when he can’t do something as simple as watch films when he has no real job? How is one person always so awkward and offensive? I will always believe he said the comment about war only being in non white countries because he says offensive, inappropriate and wrong things all of the time.

  24. LeahTheFrench says:

    Imagine not even being able to manage small talk on the margins of a cultural event. “Global State man” – yeah, right.

  25. Cassie says:

    Why would Kate even want to be with this creature , honestly he is such a creep .

    I wonder where she is .

    • Tessa says:

      Kate treated Meghan badly even visibly on camera made threatening steps towards her. Kate pursued William for years and he treated her like a doormat
      But she was still avid to be with him.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      They are two peas in a pod. It’s not a love story, it’s a story of two very damaged people who don’t trust the world. So she would only agree with him that he had done his bit by deigning to get dressed and appear and how dare the peasants mock him.

  26. Jk says:

    I wonder if other actors (for example, Oppenheimer cast members) were asked to meet Will for photo ops and they said, a hard pass. Why these young actresses in particular? To make Will seem popular? Did he just barge in when the actresses happen to be together?

    • SAS says:

      Looks like all the nominees for the “Rising Star” category (minus Jacob Elordi funnily enough).

      • Jk says:

        I see.
        He seems even more of a creep. Just to be able to put “they were ‘starstruck’ when they met William” headlines out there.

    • UnstrungPearl says:

      I dont know if its a thing the Bafta president usually does, meeting the rising star nominees? But in past years he’s been absent or its not filmed?

      Imo he wanted this publicised because these actresses all have young millennial/gen z fan bases that the RF is desperate to attract. They are losing the younger generations so badly, must of thought this meeting would give Will a popularity bounce….unfortunately he was his usual self and utterly repellent.

      Slow clap for the ‘gold standard’ advisors.

  27. Elsa says:

    Who doesn’t watch the nominated movies? That is so weird to me. What does he do for fun? Especially with a sick wife stuck at home? Are they just not movie people? Dull as dishwater.

    • Lulu says:

      Both William and Kate have the cultural depth of a tissue.

    • swaz says:

      The Daily Mail is Kate’s favorite website according to British Media 🙄🙄🙄 These two are so uninspiring but very well suited, god help their children☹

    • Cairidh says:

      They’re both movie buffs. When they were still together, one of the main activities they did together was lie on the settee watching dvds of films or tv box sets. They also went to the cinema a lot.

      When William was a child he’d lie in bed with Diana during the day watching films. Which annoyed Charles who thought they should be outdoors on a sunny afternoon.

      But that’s all films he chooses to watch, and wants to watch. Which is totally different from watching films you’re not interested in because it’s your job to.

      His staff arranged the BAFTA presidency for him, precisely because he’s a film buff because they thought that would be a way to get him to work. Just like they arranged the Football gig because he likes soccer – and with that he only watches the matches he would want to watch anyway – not the Womens final.

      On William and Kate’s first royal tour they went to the place in Canada where Anne of Green gables was set because it was Kate’s favourite childhood book, and then stopped at Hollywood on the way back to meet filmstars. It’s always about what they can do to enjoy themselves, not what they can do to help.

  28. Eurydice says:

    What a tool. I guess at some point people will shrug their shoulders and say, “That’s just William,” like they used to with Philip.

    Contrast this with what the Invictus people said about H&M. They are briefed on everyone they’re going to meet and they remember everybody.

    • Christine says:

      They already are. “Aww shucks! He’s just like his grandfather!”, in this context, is not a nostalgic reference to a glorious man. Philip was an asshole, and William is too, except he gets to be king, and Kate isn’t remotely competent enough to smooth anything over, a la QEII.

  29. Brassy Rebel says:

    He is literally being paid to do things like watch movies and then go to galas celebrating said movies. Still, it’s too much for his lazy 🫏. Of course, he blames his wife for not watching movies. Btw, where IS his wife? And I doubt Charlotte even knows about Barbie. Those kids are probably kept far away from “commoner” activities.

    • Mary Pester says:

      Staff to Billy ” sir we need to brief you”,
      Billy to staff, “are you all stupid, don’t you know how old I am, I brief myself, AND for your information, they are my tighty whities”
      Staff to billy “very good sir” walks out of the room bangs his head against the wall and says “I can’t stand this shit any longer,someone make it stop. I quit, can someone else please explain to the dick what being briefed means, I’m off!

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Under a viral tweet, I saw so many comments: “my wife (who is missing)”

      everyone knows now.

  30. Smart&Messy says:

    “…come across as a dirty old man with bad teeth and an ugly combover.”


    • ArtHistorian says:

      It is hard to remember how he was once seen as the handsome son of the tragic Diana and now he is Prince Andrew the Next Generation (a poster named him thus the other day and it is just so apt). I have never seen anyone having such a massive glow-down (except his uncle Edward).

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        my husband, who doesn’t follow the royals, looked at this photo last night and said “He looks just like his pervy uncle!”

  31. Bad Janet says:

    Ayo’s Edebiri’s face is so expressive and I love it.

  32. Scooby Gang says:

    How is this fool president of BAFTA when he has made his disdain for actresses so public?! I was under the impression that he thinks actresses are beneath him. Or does that only apply to American biracial actresses? And yet he loves to shmooze with them so he could be seen with celebrities.

    He is pathetic, and his comments were over-the-top inappropriate.

    • Amanda says:

      How does the president of BAFTA openly admit he “watched “the fewest” films he’d “ever done before.”
      …say what?!!!
      And then blaming it on Kate’s “condition” (that began less than two months ago)?!!

  33. Mila says:

    William totally stabbed or shot Kate in the torso during the holidays. The way he’s behaving is the way an abuser does.

  34. Lady Digby says:

    Once again hiding behind his wife’s medical problems to excuse not doing any preparation for an important event. I love the cinema and go weekly; Barbie and Oppenheimer were released last Summer. He has had plenty of time to watch the best movies of a sensational year but oh no, he’s not done his home work. KC’s biographer portrayed him as a Philistine who has no interest in the arts and Harry said when he told Will that Meg is an actress, he reacted like he’d said the word convict!! Willy is an ignoramus with no hinterland at all.

  35. Gi says:

    I am the one to point out there is no Malia island but Malia is part of Crete? Fine I will be the one. Sorry couldn’t help myself.

  36. Inge says:

    The best comment on a facebook page of a The Guardian article where the writer thinks he’s relatable(his look, she doesn’t mention his extremely rude comment):

    “If this is the prince i can only wonder what the frog looks like”

  37. Jay says:

    Thank you, Kaiser, for the amazing photo choices! Ayo’s animated face is the most hilarious, but Phoebe’s forced smile is one I think we all recognize – it’s “This creep in the bar is aggressive, everybody just paste on a smile, grab hands so as not to leave any woman behind, and then make our way to the exit to get away from him”. On my mark…

    • Jaded says:

      Can you imagine the conversation those women had afterwards?

      “God what an insufferable prat!”
      “IKR? A total wanker!”
      “What an OIK! Does he think the rape scene was fun to do? JFC…”
      “I swear his teeth are the stuff of nightmares”
      “Gormless twit…”

  38. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    I am being ABSOLUTELY serious here.
    Does he stand in front of a mirror and PRACTICE stupid? Because my god…

  39. Lau says:

    The Wales love to tell us that they watch a lot of things on netflix so it’s pretty safe to assume once again that William is just a lazy dweeb.

  40. Jaded says:

    Another day another f*ck-up. I actually love watching him screw up so badly, he’s fast becoming the kind of guy nobody wants at the party and everyone laughs at behind his back.

    • Jp says:

      I just watched a video of the full conversation. His gaffe didn’t come across as a major misstep in real time…but I was struck by how he speaks. The best education you can buy, and he sounds…not bright. If you took a shot every time he said the word “like”, you’d die of alcohol poisoning.

      • Chaine says:

        Example “it was a very strong year for like, categories!” Ummm isn’t that every year though? I mean, isn’t it an essential feature for an award show to break everything into categories?

  41. QuiteContrary says:

    I still cannot get over him saying this to Mia. It’s just so stupid and tone-deaf. And it makes me furious that this buffoon will mostly get a pass from the rota.

    This would be a five-alarm-fire of a story if Harry had said something so egregious. Of course, Harry would not have dropped this clunker, because Harry does his homework and knows how to relate to other human beings.

  42. val says:

    Harry would never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Square2 says:

    It’s concluded, after the 4 public events this year: The future king of UK is useless & hopeless. In the future outings, they should fit him with an ear piece (and tell him just like 007 James Bond did) and feed him the words to say. He really can’t be sent out to present UK in the world stage.

  44. Cassie says:

    Willy is getting a hair transplant by the look of it,bless his little heart .

  45. TeamMontecito says:

    The intelligence of a raisin, the poise of a fart.

  46. bisynaptic says:

    LOL “…all the way through“.
    I wonder whether he blames his staff, for these snafus? What do they do?

  47. Flummoxed Sagittarius says:

    I just keep shaking my head over this story. Is he truly this unself-aware? In every picture he appears to be loudly pontificating on a topic he knows nothing about in some completely horrid and ill-informed way to people who appear uncomfortable and embarrassed for him. With all the money in the world, I simply do not understand how this has been allowed to happen.

  48. Debbie says:

    Remember the halcyon days when all William did at movie-related events was to show off his “big boy” slippers with the airplane motifs? Those were fun days, right?

  49. Normades says:

    It’s just like when he told the lionesses to “have fun“. He cannot comprehend women working at the top of their game.