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Prince William Shows He's A Movie Lover By Opening BAFTA Piccadilly

The Duke Of Cambridge Officially Opens BAFTA Piccadilly on September 16th, 2019

September 17, 2019 - 09:28 / Sarah Schulz

Prince William attended the grand opening on Monday September 16th of BAFTA Piccadilly. He got to tour a public exhibition that celebrated the best of British films and TV shows including the international hits Killing Eve starring Sandro Oh and The Favourite, which Olivia Colman won an Oscar for. 

Prince William is quite the movie lover! The Duke of Cambridge attended the grand opening of BAFTA Piccadilly which is a temporary location for the charity while its headquarters are on a two-year renovation to allow it to double its work with both new and emerging talent.

The Duke Of Cambridge Officially Opens BAFTA Piccadilly on September 16th, 2019

Prince William Visits BAFTA Piccadilly

Prince William got to visit a public exhibition that included an "audio-visual display of scripts, storyboards and costumes from film, games and television productions from the past 75 years" according to People Magazine. The displays were brought together in BAFTA: Behind the Scenes, which is the British equivalent to the Oscars. 

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"I had the pleasure of meeting [at BAFTA Piccadilly] some of BAFTA's Prince William Scholars and was delighted to hear first-hand how the scholarship has benefitted their careers." — The Duke of Cambridge. Prince William Scholarships, awarded in The Duke of Cambridge's name, form part of Bafta's UK Scholarship Programme, which supports talented people at all stages of their career in film games and television . Among the Prince William Scholars The Duke of Cambridge met today at @Bafta was Matilda Ibini ( #2), from Hackney in London: Matilda applied to the BAFTA scholarships programme in 2014 to study an MA Creative Writing (Playwriting and Screenwriting) at @CityUniversityLondon, and has now landed a TV development deal to develop an original comedy-drama TV series. On the impact of her Scholarship, Matilda said: "It feels incredible to have been awarded a scholarship from such a prestigious organisation as BAFTA...I feel that I have been fortunate enough to be given the time to write the stories I want to tell. This time is invaluable and I will be sure to make the most of it. I have faced many barriers in my life and being awarded this scholarship has meant funding won't become one of them. It has made me think that dreams are never too big and being supported by BAFTA means I can dream even bigger." Bafta #BAFTA #BehindTheScreens #PrinceWilliamScholars

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Prince William Fancies Killing Eve

During the outing for Prince William, he was gifted a pair of children's pajamas that Killing Eve star Jodie Cormer wore in the second season of the show. The costume designer revealed that William had told them that he was a fan of the show. "Apparently he has watched it all. We didn't test him, but he did say it was quite a final ending to the series two," Woodward Gentle said according to People