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Kate Middleton, Prince William Turn Heads At BAFTAs; How Royal Children Are Protected From Pesky Paparazzi [VIDEO]


Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped into the glitz and glamor of show business last weekend. The royal couple attended the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), or the British equivalent of the Oscars, on Sunday at the historic Royal Albert Hall near the Kensington Palace in central London.

The duo walked the red carpet alongside Hollywood A-listers such as Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone and Amy Adams. Princess Kate wore a black, floral-printed Alexander McQueen dress, while William donned a classic tux. Check out a snapshot of the couple in the event below.


According to People, even the celebrities present at the BAFTAs couldn't help but take a look at the royal couple as they took their seats. The crowd also drew an audible gasp when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walked in.

Before the night ended, Prince William presented a BAFTA Fellowship to Mel Brooks, who jokingly apologized to the Duke and Duchess and Prince Philip "for the American Revolution" in his acceptance speech.

This wasn't the first time that William presented the award. The first time was in 2014 to Dame Helen Mirren, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 movie "The Queen." William has served as the president of BAFTA since 2010, Footwear News noted.

Prince William and Princess Kate's children, three-year-old Prince George and one-year-old Princess Charlotte, aren't exactly kept as a secret from the public eye but the couple still takes measures to shield them away from unwarranted attention.

The family-of-four is moving their country home from Norfolk to Kensington Palace before fall and to ensure their privacy, gardeners erected conifer trees outside the palace to obscure the kids from peepers and persistent paparazzi using cameras with long-range lenses, Hello! magazine reported. The trees will provide a barrier measuring at 40 feet in height and 820 feet in length to discourage photographers and acts of harassment.

Other privacy measures are expected to be rolled out before the family's move-in date, which will happen before Prince George's school year starts. Back in 2015, the palace issued a request (via Norfolk police) for the utmost privacy from media outlets when the family moved to Anmer Hall located in the Queen's private Sandringham estate.

The palace also established a no-fly zone over that residence and others where the royal family is living. It's possible that the same measures would be taken at Kensington Palace when the Cambridges move there.

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