05:47 AM EDT 03/19/2015
BAFTA Awards 2010
Originally posted 02/21/2010 07:45PM
It was a night to remember for Twi-hards and royal fans at the Orange British Academy Awards in London, as Prince William was announced BAFTA's new President and Kristen Stewart won the "Orange Rising Star" award with Robert Pattinson in the audience.
While Twilight's hot couple arrived separately on the red carpet, both to loud cheers, it was Prince William signing autographs that caused the biggest frenzy on the way in to the star-studded ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
The young royal attended solo – minus girlfriend Kate Middleton – opened the ceremony with a heartfelt speech on his new BAFTA appointment. "This is such a privilege for me," he said adding, "I have to say, there is nothing better than going to see a really good film so this is a great personal thrill for me."
Prince William follows in the footsteps of his grandfather in accepting the high-profile arts role.
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