For the second year in a row, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge added a touch of royal power to the BAFTA Awards in London. Stepping out for the 2018 star-studded ceremony in style, President of BAFTA Prince William was joined on the red carpet by his gorgeous wife Kate, who is pregnant with their third child. The 36-year-old royal dressed her growing baby bump in a dark green Jenny Packham gown, which featured an empire waistline. She had her shiny hair styled into her signature Chelsea blow-dry and accessorized with a black clutch as she waltzed into the Royal Albert Hall with her 35-year-old husband. The couple, who were spending an evening away from children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were guests of honor.
The glowing royal couple were met by BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry Photo: Getty Images
Upon arrival, the royals were met by BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry, who led them up the red carpet and to their seats. Once inside, William fulfilled his BAFTA president role by presenting this year's BAFTA Fellowship to Blade Runner 2049 producer, Sir Ridley Scott. The Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.
The Duchess avoided the all-black dress code at the BAFTAs on Sunday night, leading some viewers at home to question her decision. Female attendees of the glittering ceremony had been sent a letter beforehand, encouraging them to wear black as a stand against sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the entertainment industry. While virtually all female A-listers turned out in black, Kate bucked the theme in green. The reason was simple: members of the royal family are supposed to remain strictly neutral with respect to any political campaign or movement. Royal family members are also encouraged not to wear black unless they are attending a funeral or Remembrance Day.
Kate Middleton flaunted a round baby bump on the carpet Photo: Getty Images
The royal couple were certainly in good company at this year's ceremony. Notable attendees were nominees including: Margot Robbie, Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening, who were all in the running for Leading Actress. Other actresses in attendance included: Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. Leading Actor nominees Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Kaluuya, Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell and Timothee Chalamet also graced the red carpet, as did Hugh Grant, who was up for Supporting Actor for his role in Paddington 2. Supporting Actress nominees Kristin Scott Thomas and Octavia Spencer were also among the A-lister guests.