Prince William will no longer appear on the BAFTAs tonight after the news of his grandfather’s death.
The Duke of Cambridge was originally scheduled to appear at the glittering bash that is taking place tonight (April 10th) and tomorrow (April 11th).
However, his plans were canceled after the death of his grandfather, Prince Philip, at the age of 99.
Prince William News: Duke cancels BAFTA’s performance
Prince William is President of BAFTA and should give a virtual speech at the awards.
He should talk about the resilience of the film industry over the past year.
The organization said in a statement: “Given the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge will no longer be part of BAFTA programming this weekend.
“Our thoughts go with the royal family, to whom we express our deepest condolences at this time.”
After Prince Philip’s death on Friday (April 9), the BBC and ITV television programs were deleted.
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As a result, many shows have been postponed to a later date.
However, the BAFTAs will run as planned and will air on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Eight winners will be announced tonight.
The rest will be announced tomorrow.
Due to COVID guidelines in the UK, all nominees will not be shown in person, but via video
What about Prince William’s brother Harry?
Although Harry should not attend the ceremony, he is expected to return to the UK “immediately”.
It’s his first time since his explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
There is currently speculation about whether his wife Meghan Markle will join him.
Meghan is currently heavily pregnant and the couple is believed to be weighing their options.
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A source close to the family Mail Online on Friday: “Harry will do his best to return to the UK and be with his family.
“He will want nothing more than to be there for his family and especially for his grandmother during this terrible time.
“Meghan is obviously pregnant so she needs to get advice from her doctors on whether it is safe for her to travel, but I think Harry will definitely leave.”
The BAFTAs Opening Night will air tonight at 8 p.m. on BBC Two.
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