Selection first confirmed William’s departure from the award present early Saturday morning, which got here a day after Buckingham Palace introduced Philip’s passing.
“In mild of The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, The Duke of Cambridge will not be a part of BAFTA programming this weekend,” BAFTA’s assertion to Selection reads.
The movie academy continued its two-night occasion, which was hosted by TV presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary on BBC One.
William has been the president of BAFTA since 2010, and sometimes makes an look along with his spouse Kate Middleton.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge haven’t spoken publicly about Philip’s dying, nonetheless the royal couple has honored him with a re-post of the photograph and assertion that had been issued by Buckingham Palace.
“It’s with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has introduced the dying of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the assertion reads alongside a black and white portrait of Philip. “His Royal Highness handed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Fort.”
A long time earlier than William took on a management function at BAFTA, the Duke of Edinburgh grew to become the group’s first president in 1959.
In a assertion issued on Friday, BAFTA thoughtfully chronicled Philip’s devotion to the humanities.
“We’re deeply saddened by the dying of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, whose shut affiliation with the Academy spanned over 60 years,” part of the assertion reads. “The Duke occupies a particular place within the Academy’s historical past and will probably be missed enormously. Our ideas are with the Royal Household, to whom we provide our deepest sympathy.”
Philip entered the British royal household when he married Queen Elizabeth II in 1947. He handed away on the age 99 on April 9, 2021.