The royal family turns heads wherever they go, even when they’re out on a casual stroll. But they surely steal all the spotlight on those rare occasions when they decide to grace award functions, and BAFTAs have been quite lucky in this regard.
The British Academy Film Awards have been around for 74 years. This year, Prince Philip was honored at the BAFAs, after his demise last Friday. The late Duke of Edinburgh served as BAFTAs’ president from 1959 to 1965.
Many royals took over BAFAs presidency after Prince Philip. Currently, the position rests with Prince William, who became the president in 2010, and has attended the awards ceremony five times. Scroll down to discover the top ten dresses worn by royals at the prestigious BAFTAs.
Princess Anne, 1971
Princess Anne attended the 1971 Society of Film and Television Arts Awards, which later became the BAFTAs in 1976. She opted for a collared dress with a white waist belt and choker necklace. She also became the president of the SFTAs.
Princess Anne, 1977
Princess Anne graced the BAFTAs once again in 1977, where she wore an accordion-pleated dress with flowing sleeves. She wore her hair in a dream updo-style bun and accessorized her look with a bracelet and earrings.
Princess Anne, 1984
The royal princess attended the BAFTAs for the third time in the year 1984. She chose a black and white printed dress for the occasion, which she beautifully paired with a pearl jewelry set.
Princess Anne, 1994
Princess Anne’s appearance at the 1994 BAFTAs became memorable, as she was accompanied by her husband, Commander Tim Laurence. She donned a dazzling white striped dress with puffed sleeves and finished off her look with white gloves and gold jewelry. Her husband wore a black tuxedo.
Prince William, 2010
Prince William graced the British Academy Film Awards with his royal presence in 2010. The Duke of Cambridge chose a black tuxedo for the occasion. He was also appointed president of the BAFTAs in the same year.
Prince William & Kate Middleton, 2011
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a BAFTA reception in Los Angeles in 2011. Prince William opted for a black tuxedo with a crossover lapel and white pocket square. Kate Middleton stunned in her Alexander McQueen lilac gown with a silver belt.
Prince William & Kate Middleton, 2017
Kate Middleton opted for Alexander McQueen once again for her attendance at the 2017 BAFTAs. She wore a tiered, off-the-shoulder black gown emblazoned with a floral design. Prince William once again picked a black tuxedo.
Prince William & Kate Middleton, 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stunned with their sartorial style at the 2018 BAFTAs. Kate Middleton picked a dark green Jenny Packham dress with a black sash and paired it with a matching emerald necklace and earrings.
Prince William & Kate Middleton, 2019
Prince William and Kate Middleton were quite the forces to be reckoned with at the 2019 BAFTAs. Middleton mesmerized in her one-shoulder white Alexander McQueen gown at the 2019 BAFTAs. She also accessorized her look with diamond and pearl drop earrings, which had originally belonged to Princess Diana.
Prince William & Kate Middleton, 2020
Middleton picked a gold-and-white Alexander McQueen dress for the 2020 BAFTAs. She had previously worn the dress to a state dinner in Malaysia in the year 2012. Prince William matched her style with a classic black tux.