In the last several months, things have changed drastically for the British royal family. In November 2019 — Prince Andrew was ousted as a working royal for his friendship and connections with late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Though he has been virtually de-royaled — the FBI is still on his case.
Then on Jan. 8, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family. The announcement sent the world into a tizzy, with the remaining senior royals scrambling on how to proceed. It has been decided that the Sussexes will spend the majority of their time in Canada and they would no longer be working royals at all.
Now, Prince William who will be the Crowned King one day, is rethinking his entire vision for the royal family moving forward. Prince William and his brother, Harry, Duke of Sussex had always been close. However, there has been quite a bit of tension between the pair in recent years. They had very different approaches to royal life and different relationships with the media. Still, the Duke of Cambridge had no idea his brother and sister-in-law would exit the royal family.
It’s added a great deal of strain on himself, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Charles. “I think the severity of what’s happened has had a huge impact on his brother, on his sister-in-law,” expert Katie Nicholl explained. “Both of them are still reeling from the news, coming to terms with the reality of this situation.”
The Duke of Cambridge, who is the president of Bafta, also spoke at the ceremony about the need for change.
"In 2020, and not for the first time in the last few years, we find ourselves talking again about the need to do more to ensure diversity in the sector and in the awards process - that simply cannot be right in this day and age," he said.
"Bafta take this issue seriously, and following this year's nominations, have launched a full and thorough review of the entire awards process to build on their existing work and ensure that opportunities are available to everyone."
Kate and Prince William were quite the stylish pair as they walked the red carpet at Sunday’s prestigious BAFTA event at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The couple’s glamorous night out has become somewhat of a royal tradition in recent years, this time marking the fourth consecutive year they have attended the ceremony, and also William’s 10th anniversary as president.
Not only did Kate look the part for the glamorous British Academy Film Awards, now in its 73rd year, but she also obliged with their latest style guidelines, which encouraged guests to incorporate a message of sustainability into their fashion choices for the evening.
All attendees were provided with a sustainable fashion guide this year that was created by the London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainability, asking guests to re-wear, rent or buy vintage — and it looks like Kate listened!
Kate Middleton was out for the second day in a row for a surprise engagement in Northern Ireland, her first time doing a solo engagement there. And while the Duchess of Cambridge really dressed up in a navy Alexander McQueen skirt suit for her Tuesday engagements in Leicestershire, she dressed down today for her visit to the Ark Open Farm in Newtownards.
Kate wore a light blue turtleneck, black skinny jeans, and a Barbour jacket with Penelope Chilvers boots to visit children on the farm.
The Palace touted her visit as part of her Early Years Foundation Survey promotion. Kate announced last month the launch of her 5 Big Questions survey for UK parents of children under 5 during a series of events where she met with parents and children across the country.