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Prince William to grace BAFTA Awards with virtual appearance

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will virtually attend the BAFTA Film Awards, which will air live from Royal Albert Hall in London Sunday.

According to the the press release issued by British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the Duke of Cambridge will appear via video and deliver a speech celebrating the resilience of the film industry over the past year.

Kate Middleton’s husband, who has served as president of BAFTA since 2010, will appear Saturday during the Awards Opening Night event.

The Duke will reportedly lead a virtual conversation with costume designer Jenny Beavan and makeup and hair designer Sharon Martin on filming in lockdown and the craft of filmmaking.

Awards presenters will include Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Asim Chaudhry, Sophie Cookson, Phoebe Dynevor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cynthia Erivo, Hugh Grant, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hiddleston, Felicity Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, Pedro Pascal and Jonathan Pryce. Appearing from L.A. will be Rose Byrne, Andra Day, Anna Kendrick and Renée Zellweger.

Television and radio personalities Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary will host BAFTA. All nominees will be joining the ceremony virtually.

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