Sunday night’s BAFTAs were full of awards (natch), Hollywood stars and royal rewears. But it was Prince William’s speech during the ceremony that really caught our attention.
During the 2020 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Awards, which were held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Prince William gave a speech (in his role as President of the BAFTAs) and he definitely brought the jokes.
“I am particularly proud to stand here tonight having served as BAFTA’s President for the last 10 years” he stated in part of his speech. “However, I must admit I don’t know whether I should be proud, or slightly alarmed, about the number of winners over the last decade who have portrayed members of my own family.”William was clearly referencing stars from The Crown like Olivia Colman, who is currently playing Queen Elizabeth, as well as actors from The King's Speech, a film about Prince William's great-grandfather, King George VI, which took home a handful of awards in 2010.
However, Prince William wasn’t the only one with jokes in their speech. Brad Pitt also took a moment to poke fun at the royals, including Britain’s relationship status and Prince Harry’s royal departure.
Pitt, who couldn’t attend the ceremony “due to family obligations,” asked his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-star Margot Robbie to read his acceptance speech if he won Best Supporting Actor for the Quentin Tarantino-directed film.
Robbie read, “He’s gonna name this [award] Harry because he’s really excited about bringing it back to the states with him.” Mic drop.
Bravo, you two.