Kate Middleton met Olivia Colman – and it’s anyone’s guess as to who was more excited!
The royal mom of three attended the annual BAFTA Awards (the British equivalent of the Oscars) on Sunday alongside husband Prince William, but there was another kind of royalty in the house. Kate shared an exciting moment with Colman, who won the night’s Best Actress award for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite. In addition, Colman will play Prince William‘s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II in seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s The Crown.
Both women greeted each other with giant smiles on their faces, sharing a handshake behind the scenes at Royal Albert Hall. The two women were all smiles as they chatted with each other.
A stunned Colman shook as she gave her acceptance speech.
“We’re having an amazing night,” the 45-year-old actress said. “We’re going to get so pissed later. Yorgos Lanthimos, I can’t think of the words to thank you enough for letting me do this. My most favorite time ever.”
Kate, 37, also got a chance to congratulate Colman’s costar Rachel Weisz, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role as the Duchess of Marlborough. The film, who went into the awards show with a commanding 12 nominations, also snagged the Outstanding British Film award – but fell short to Roma in the Best Film category.
For the event, Kate wore a white asymmetrical Alexander McQueen dress with floral embellishments on her left shoulder. She paired the elegant gown with a white clutch, a diamond bracelet and a pair of her late mother-in-law Princess Diana’s pearl and silver earrings. Diana wore the earrings in 1995 while accepting the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the United Celebral Palsy Foundation.
William, 36, opted for a simple black tuxedo with a white pocket square.
William, who is the president of BAFTA, was also set to present the Fellowship award to film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. The award is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, games or television.