Prince William has reportedly dropped out of BAFTAs awards ceremony due to the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.
According to reports, Prince William was originally scheduled to make an appearance on Saturday 10 April for a pre-recorded conversation with acclaimed costume designer Jenny Beavan and make-up and hair designer Sharon Martin.
The conversation would have revolved around the struggles of making films in lockdown and the craft of filmmaking more generally.
He was also expected to deliver a speech during the main film awards on Sunday evening that would have been live and delivered virtually.
Prince William is the president of BAFTA and usually attends the ceremony each year with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge.
However, plans have changed due to Duke of Edinburg’s death on Friday 9 April.
“In light of The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, The Duke of Cambridge will no longer be part of BAFTA programming this weekend,” said BAFTA in a statement.