It was initially thought that Prince William would be attending the 2017 BAFTA Awards alone and that Kate Middleton would not be joining him thanks to false reports that the organisation had feared "she would detract attention" from those nominated on the evening. In the wake of the reports, a spokesperson for the organisation spoke to Harper's Bazaar UK to fervently deny the rumours, saying, "For clarity - this is nonsense. As we confirmed last night it's completely untrue that BAFTA has suggested that our President attend on his own. We would be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses any year that they are able to attend."
However, overnight it has been confirmed that both Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge will attend the 2017 BAFTA Awards when they take place next month. The pair are said to be walking the red carpet before attending the ceremony, the first appearance by Prince William (who is the president of the organisation) in two years.
Kate's red carpet style has long been admired by fashion insiders, and she's chosen some particularly beautiful gowns in the past. With the awards scheduled to take place on February 12, there's not too long to wait until we see the latest designer given the royal seal of approval.