Prince William has revealed he loves watching this popular BBC drama

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  • When Prince William busy doing royal engagements, it seems he likes to unwind in front of the TV just like everybody.

    As he launched the Behind the Screens exhibition, the Duke of Cambridge told cast and crew members that he was a big fan of BBC drama Killing Eve. Let’s face it, who isn’t?!

    Prince William has been President of BAFTA since 2010, and had the opportunity to view a range of scripts, storyboards and costumes from films, games and TV productions over the past 75 years.

    This included Killing Eve, Oscar-winning film The Favourite, and children’s favourite The Clangers. In fact, the Duke was given a pair of pyjamas worn by Villanelle in Killing Eve, and a toy Clanger for Princess Charlotte.

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    Killing Eve series producer Sally Woodward Gentle and costume designer said: “Apparently he has watched it all, we didn’t test him, but he did say it was quite a final ending to series two. So at least he watched the last three minutes of the last episode!”

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    Bafta 🎭 is an excellent British institution, and a unique charity with a truly global 🌎 reach. I have been privileged through my role as President over the last 9 years to have experienced first-hand the impact of its work in the UK, the US and Asia, celebrating excellence and nurturing the next generation of talent — The Duke of Cambridge. Today The Duke, @BAFTA President, opened their #BehindTheScreens exhibition celebrating the craft and work behind BAFTA-winning and nominated productions and launched BAFTA Piccadilly, a new public exhibition space and café. The Duke also attended a reception where he met scholars who have taken part in BAFTA’s ‘Prince William Scholarships in Film, Games and Television’ programme. 🎥 Kensington Palace

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    She continued: “He said he loved it. He talked about the dark humour of it, and Jodie and Sandra, how amazing they both are. And he talked about the humour you can get through the costumes, which is what Phoebe de Gaye is so clever at.”

    Prince William also attended a special reception, allowing him to meet scholars who took part in Prince William Scholarships in Film, Games and Television programme, as ran by BAFTA. He shared this experience to Instagram, on the Kensington Royal account.

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    “I had the pleasure of meeting [at BAFTA Piccadilly] some of BAFTA’s Prince William Scholars 🎓 and was delighted to hear first-hand how the scholarship has benefitted their careers.” — The Duke of Cambridge. Prince William Scholarships, awarded in The Duke of Cambridge’s name, form part of Bafta’s UK Scholarship Programme, which supports talented people at all stages of their career in film 🎬 games 🎮 and television 📺. Among the Prince William Scholars The Duke of Cambridge met today at @Bafta was Matilda Ibini (📷 #2), from Hackney in London: Matilda applied to the BAFTA scholarships programme in 2014 to study an MA Creative Writing (Playwriting and Screenwriting) at @CityUniversityLondon, and has now landed a TV development deal 📝 to develop an original comedy-drama TV series. On the impact of her Scholarship, Matilda said: “It feels incredible to have been awarded a scholarship from such a prestigious organisation as BAFTA…I feel that I have been fortunate enough to be given the time to write the stories I want to tell. This time is invaluable and I will be sure to make the most of it. I have faced many barriers in my life and being awarded this scholarship has meant funding won’t become one of them. It has made me think that dreams are never too big and being supported by BAFTA means I can dream even bigger." 📷Bafta #BAFTA #BehindTheScreens #PrinceWilliamScholars

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    The Duke’s official statement read: “I had the pleasure of meeting [at BAFTA Piccadilly] some of BAFTA’s Prince William Scholars 🎓 and was delighted to hear first-hand how the scholarship has benefitted their careers.”

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