Prince William to snub BAFTA awards again

In 2010, Prince William became President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). That year, he attended the British Academy Film Awards and presented Vanessa Redgrave with a British Academy Fellowship. Since then, he has attended the BAFTA Awards only one other time – in 2014 when he presented the Fellowship to Helen Mirren – though he has done a handful of other BAFTA-related events over the years. This trip down memory lane is all to set up the fact that The Sun is reporting that William will skip this year’s BAFTA Awards this Sunday as well as a pre-BAFTA event at Kensington Palace on Saturday (just like he did last year).

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Kate Middleton takes £3,000 helicopter, Queen Elizabeth takes £55 train for same trip

Since the British press is making this comparison, I thought I would bring it up as well. As we learned yesterday, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, took a helicopter from London to Norfolk on Sunday after her first official engagement of the year attending a service and reception to mark the 75th anniversary year of the Air Cadets, of which Kate is now Patron. On Monday, February 8, Queen Elizabeth made the trip from Norfolk to London via train after an extended holiday break. 34 year old Kate took a helicopter, while 89 year old Liz took a train.

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Kate Middleton celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets

Happy Sunday (or Monday – sup New Zealand)! Kate finally made an official appearance that wasn’t a church/memorial service the Queen dragged her to – yay!? It’s been a week shy of two months since Kate worked last, on December 16, and for her first official appearance of 2016 she can already check off one of her patronages as visited – also yay!? The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, paid a visit to the RAF Air Cadets in her new, official role as Honorary Air Commandant today, February 7. Kate marked the 75th anniversary year if the Air Cadets with a church service at St. Clement Danes and a reception at the Royal Courts of Justice.

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