Prince William meets Suranne Jones at BAFTA in London

Prince William meets Dr Foster! Royal rubs shoulders with Suranne Jones as they sit down with BAFTA bursar recipients at newly-opened headquarters in London

  • William sported royal blue today as he headed to a meeting at BAFTA in London
  • Met with actress  Suranne Jones, 43, who won a BAFTA for Doctor Foster
  • Pair met with recipients of bursaries and discussed barriers to progression within film 
  • Prince William sported royal blue today as he headed to a meeting at BAFTA headquarters  in central London.  

    The Duke of Cambridge, 39, who is president of BAFTA, made the visit to mark the re-opening of its headquarters and to learn how the newly refurbished building will help to increase the support to British television and film.

    The Academy provides to young people building careers in the film, games and television industries. 

    William, who looked smart in an open collar blue suit and jumper,  also met with recipients of bursaries and discussed barriers to progression within film.

    Also in attendance was  actress Suranne Jones, 43, who won a BAFTA for her role in Doctor Foster.

    Prince William sported royal blue today as he headed to a meeting at BAFTA headquarters in central London

    Prince William sported royal blue today as he headed to a meeting at BAFTA headquarters in central London

    Also in attendance was actress Suranne Jones, 43, who won a BAFTA for her role in Doctor Foster.

    Also in attendance was actress Suranne Jones, 43, who won a BAFTA for her role in Doctor Foster.

    The Academy provides to young people building careers in the film, games and television industries. William, who looked smart in an open collar blue suit and jumper, also met with recipients of bursaries and discussed barriers to progression within film

    The Academy provides to young people building careers in the film, games and television industries. William, who looked smart in an open collar blue suit and jumper, also met with recipients of bursaries and discussed barriers to progression within film








    William was without his wife Kate Middleton who yesterday looked elegant in a leopard print dress as she visited the Shout mental health text service in London.

    The couple live together at Kensington Palace in west London with their three children Prince George, eight , Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three. 

    It comes as Kensington Palace announced Prince William will visit Dubai next month.

    The Duke of Cambridge will visit Dubai on February 10, with his trip coming as the United Arab Emirates marks its 50th year and coinciding with UK National Day being held at Expo 2020 Dubai, his office said. 

    This brief visit is at the request of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and will be William’s first official trip to the UAE. It will be his first major overseas visit since a 2019 tour of the Middle East.

    William (pictured today)  was without his wife Kate Middleton who yesterday looked elegant in a leopard print dress as she visited the Shout mental health text service in London

    William (pictured today)  was without his wife Kate Middleton who yesterday looked elegant in a leopard print dress as she visited the Shout mental health text service in London

    Duke of Cambridge is pictured during a visit BAFTA in London, to mark the re-opening of its headquarters and to learn how the newly refurbished building will help to increase the support BAFTA provides to young people

    Duke of Cambridge is pictured during a visit BAFTA in London, to mark the re-opening of its headquarters and to learn how the newly refurbished building will help to increase the support BAFTA provides to young people

    ‘The bond between the UK and the UAE is deep and strong and Prince William’s visit will highlight and build upon these links as he has the opportunity to engage with young Emiratis, leaders from government and committed conservationists,’ Kensington Palace said in a statement. 

    UK talent will be featured during National Day at the Expo 2020 Dubai which will also showcase the Commonwealth Games 2022 baton relay, launched by the Queen from Buckingham Palace last October, as it parades through the site to visit Commonwealth national pavilions. 

    Britain has been looking to the Gulf countries for trade deals as part of its post-Brexit strategy to build new ties around the world.

    Getting animated! The Duke got into a discussion with young people about barriers to entry in film

    Getting animated! The Duke got into a discussion with young people about barriers to entry in film

    Duke of Cambridge meets participants of the bursary and scholarship programmes and mentoring programme as he visits the newly opened BAFTA headquarters

    Duke of Cambridge meets participants of the bursary and scholarship programmes and mentoring programme as he visits the newly opened BAFTA headquarters

    The visit comesas Kensington Palace announced Prince William will visit Dubai next month.

    The visit comesas Kensington Palace announced Prince William will visit Dubai next month.

    In September, the oil-rich Gulf state pledged to invest £10billion in British clean energy, infrastructure, technology and life sciences, expanding its ‘sovereign investment partnership’ with the UK government. 

    William’s visit will follow his father’s, the Prince of Wales, and Camilla’s official trip to Dubai in 2016.   

    Yesterday, William met a 102-year-old magician shared a delightful magic trick as he celebrated receiving a MBE for charitable fundraising throughout his life.

    Henry Lewis, from north London, received the honour from Prince William in an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle today, leaving his wheelchair behind to stand for the occasion.

    While he was never a professional magician, Lewis revealed he used his beloved hobby, which he picked up as a child, to fundraise money for charitable causes.