Prince William has declined an invitation to attend this year’s BAFTAs at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday due to “diary constraints”.
A source told The Mirror: “Prince William is always a huge draw, not least as it’s the first year back in person after the pandemic.
“But BAFTA were told that diary constraints precluded him from attending in person this year. It’s such a shame and everyone is very disappointed.”
A pre-recorded message from the Duke will be played on the night instead.
Prince William’s Bafta snub could be due to a clash with the BBC according to royal expert Russell Myers.
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, Russell suggested the royal’s choice was because he’d “had a row” with the broadcaster following the Martin Bashir scandal.”
The Duke of Cambridge has left organisers ‘very disappointed’ following the announcement he will not be going to this year’s BAFTAs ceremony.
Prince William, who usually graces the event with his wife Kate Middleton, declined the invitation due to “diary constraints,” which will no doubt leave BAFTA organisers to make last-minute changes. The awards show is due to take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday.