“We go through life together. Prince Williams speaks highly of his wife,”Kate Middleton.


Prince William shared a glimpse into the difficult start to the year for the royal family in a candid moment at the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards.

The Prince of Wales, who has been president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since 2010, gave the insight while speaking with Elaine Bedell, chief executive of the South bank Centre, as he attended the awards show in London on Sunday. William, 41, admitted that he’s watched “the fewest I’ve ever done before, annoyingly” from this year’s nominated movies.



“I’ve had other things on my mind. It’s been a bit [hand motion] — a bit like that. But hopefully, I’ll catch up,” he said.

Prince William attended the red carpet event without his usual plus-one: his wife, Kate Middleton, who is recovering from abdominal surgery that took place on Jan. 16. The Princess of Wales, 42, stayed at the hospital for 13 days before heading home to continue her recovery, and she is not expected to return to public duties until after Easter. Although the palace didn’t reveal exactly what Princess Kate was being treated for, they specified that the issue was non-cancerous.

Prince William apologized for his wife’s absence at this year’s awards. “I’m sorry Catherine’s not here. She does love the BAFTAs,” he said.

“I remember last year about the films that you’d watched,” Bedell replied.

“All the ones I watch, she watches with me. So we go through it carefully,” William shared.