Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, were cheered on to the red carpet at the Bafta film awards on Sunday night. Kate stunned in a white one-shouldered Alexander McQueen dress with a floral motif while William wore a black dinner suit. The Duchess accessorised her look with a pair of earrings which Princess Diana had worn to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1991, she teamed her gorgeous gown with a pair of shimmering £525 Jimmy Choo glitter heels.

The entire crowd gave the couple a standing ovation as they entered the Royal Albert Hall before they made their way to their seats in the front row.

After the ceremony, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met award winners to congratulate them on their accolades.

Some of the stars they met included Olivia Colman, Rami Malek and Alfonso Cuaron.

The Duke greeted Malek, who had won the leading actor award for his turn as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Speaking to Prince William, he said: “I don’t know if you caught my speech but this country and city have embraced me like no other and I couldn’t think of a better place to shoot with a better crew.”

Malek picked up the award from Margot Robbie who presented the lead actor category.

The 37-year-old thanked the “greatest outsider of them all” Freddie Mercury as he accepted the accolade.

The American has already picked up the leading actor award at the Golden Golden and SAG awards and at the Oscars on February 24.

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The star was seen enjoying himself at the awards with his film co-star and real life girlfriend Lucy Boynton.

He beat fellow actors Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Steve Coogan and Viggo Mortensen for the Bafta Best Actor in a Leading Role award.

Rami Malek’s BAFTA award speech in FULL

“This is truly extraordinary really thank you to Bafta for this gorgeous gift.

“I still cannot believe that I’m included with this group of actors, actors I so respect and admire.

“I share this with you guys every moment, I thank my lucky stars. It’s quite difficult entering your world in this role as an outsider. You Brits do it so well and it’s not lost on me how sacred your musical heritage is so thank you thank you thank you for including me.

“I have to thank Fox and New Regency and our producers Graham King and Denis O’Sullivan and Dexter Fletcher and this extraordinary cast and crew that I had the blessing, so blessed to work with every day, I thank you I could would not be here without each and every one of you.

“Thank you so very much to Queen to Brian May to Roger Taylor to the entire Queen family wouldn’t be here without you.

“And to the greatest outsider of them all for being so unwavering and unflinching and uncompromising in every which way, thank you Freddie Mercury again.”

source: express.co.uk

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