William and Kate will be the guests of honor at the ceremony, which will take place on February 12th at the Royal Opera House in London.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the @BAFTA Film Awards ceremony on the 12th February,” a tweet from the Kensington Palace read.
The prince will also present the Fellowship, which is annually awarded during the ceremony to an individual for exceptional recognition and contribution to the arts.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, hasn’t appeared on the red carpet at the BAFTA awards since 2011, when she shone in an Alexander McQueen dress.
On Tuesday, the royal mom visited a children’s hospice that offers support to people fighting life-limiting conditions.
Kate met with families and children, including 6-year-old Isabelle Benton, who benefits from the hospice services.
“She recognized us, as we have met her before. She was quite chatty,” Isabelle’s mother, Michala Benton, told People. “My daughter Daisy asked Kate what it was like to be a real princess, and Kate said she’s very lucky that she’s very well looked after by her husband. Molly gave her a picture she had made at preschool.”
Catherine, who wore an emerald green suit by Hobbs, also attended an art therapy session with children.
They gained international fame at the royal ceremony held in Westminster Cathedral in April 2011, when Kate wed the heir to the throne, Prince William.
Her sister Pippa stole the show at the time with her beautiful dress and figure.
But in a new 1991 video, the girls appear as bridesmaids at the wedding of their uncle Gary Goldsmith, Carole Middleton’s younger brother. [via Daily Mail]
We see the two of them in pink dresses with matching crowns of flowers. Roses are embroidered on the collar of dresses.
Kate, who was 9 at the time, appears smiling while Pippa, 7, looks a little grumpy. Their younger brother James, dressed in a black tuxedo, had an important role: that of a pageboy.
Pippa is herself caught up in full preparations for her own wedding with Matthew James this year.
Prince William apparently has set great goals for the new year, but his wife doesn’t seem to take them very seriously.
While attending an event with William and Harry in support of their Heads Together campaign at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, on Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge could not help but slip a joke about her husband.
William spoke to Good Morning Britain reporter Sean Fletcher and revealed his desire to run a marathon one day.
“I chatted to Prince William, and he has promised that he will run a marathon in Kenya sometime,” Fletcher told reporters. [via People]
This anecdote did not fail to make the Duchess react, as Fletcher then added, “Then I spoke to Kate and she said, ‘I’ll believe it when I see it.’”
This week, William, Kate and Harry attended the preparatory meeting of the London Marathon in support of their Heads Together campaign.
The royal trio met in London to attend the preparatory meeting of the London Marathon.
Every year, the gains from the competition are donated to a good cause and this year Heads Together, a foundation launched last March by members of the royal family, will be able to benefit from this financial support.
On this occasion, the royals presented their initiative to leaders of the British society, media or technology companies, to rally them to their project.
Duchess Kate explained in her speech that she, William and Harry, could give countless examples where simple conversations would have changed lives.
“The challenge that so many people have is not knowing how to take that first step of reaching out to another person for help,” she said in a brief speech at a briefing at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts on Tuesday. “Admitting that they are not coping. Fear, or reticence, or a sense of not wanting to burden another, means that people suffer in silence – allowing the problem to grow larger and larger unchecked.
Their Heads Together foundation redistributes its gains to eight charities working with people with mental disorders.
The royal couple explained that they would leave their residence in Norfolk so that William could take on more responsibilities for the crown.
“Their Royal Highnesses love their time in Norfolk and it will continue to be their home,” the statement read. “From this autumn, however, the Duke and Duchess will increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace. As they have in recent years, their royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen and for the charities and causes they support, which will require greater time spent in London.”
“Prince George will begin school in London in September, and Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery and eventually school in London as well,” the statement added.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have used their house at Anmer Hall in Norfolk as their main residence since 2014.
The Duke of Cambridge will also end his role as a helicopter pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance, a charity based in Cambridge, after two years of service.
“It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglia Air Ambulance,” he said in the statement. “Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my royal work for decades to come.”
In December, the Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen, who celebrated her 90th birthday in April, was about to step down, abandoning the patronage of 25 organizations and charities to other members of the royal family, including William and Kate.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry will be working with presenter Nick Knowles, who has collaborated with the two princes in September 2015 when they helped build homes for injured or sick servicemen in Manchester.
“I’m working on a mental health documentary with the young royals, which should come out around the time of the Marathon,” he told The Sun. “I can’t tell you anymore. I’m not even sure I should have told you that.”
The BBC documentary will reportedly air in the lead-up to the London Marathon in April.
The Heads Together campaign was launched by the three royals in May 2016 in an effort to fight the stigma against mental health issues.
Beneficiaries and members of its mental health charities will be running at the London Marathon in April.
The Kensington Palace and the BBC have yet to comment on the documentary.
The visit will take place on Tuesday, January 24. Catherine will interact with the staff and volunteers at Quidenham who will inform her about the nook appeal and the organization’s need for funds.
Kate, who is the Royal Patron of the charity which she helped launch in 2014, will meet with children and families as they participate in an art therapy session and use equipment in the sensory room.
Kate is quite involved in offering her support to the charity. Last year, she wrote a heartfelt letter to families of “children with life-limiting conditions,” to mark Children’s Hospice Week.
Also in 2016, the Duchess hosted a charitable gala aimed at raising money for the charity.
Speaking with a group of mothers about their treatment programs to help them with issues like abuse and addiction, Kate admitted that being a parent is no easy job.
“Parenting is tough,” she said. “With the history and all the things and the experiences you’ve all witnessed, to do that on top of your own anxieties, and the lack of support you also received as mothers… I find it extraordinary how you’ve managed actually. So really well done.” [via HELLO!]
The Duchess wore a blue Eponine dress, a pair of Rupert Sanderson stilettos and matching clutch.
Kate’s visit marks her continuing desire to draw attention to children’s mental health problems.
With William and Harry, Catherine founded Heads Together, an organization of eight charities all working in the field of mental health.
The two lovebirds spent Christmas separately, but they celebrated New Year together.
The royal took his girlfriend to Tromsø, a remote town in northern Norway. According to The Sun, the couple took the opportunity to go whale watching, see sunsets over snowy mountains and admire the Aurora Borealis.
“Harry wanted to make this first holiday something Meg will never forget,” a friend of the prince told the publication. “It wasn’t an obvious choice like a glitzy beach resort or tropical island. He’d put a lot of thought into it and wanted to make it as romantic and special as possible.”
“Harry wanted to get away from everyone and be totally on their own — just them,” the source added. “The Northern Lights are at their best at this time of year and currently have been the most amazing for ages. They really have had an unforgettable time.”