The Duke of Cambridge met with British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor who is known for his role in ’12 Years a Slave’. William arrived at Bafta Piccadilly to open a new public exhibition called Behind the Screens.
The Duke’s itinerary included a script, storyboard and costume viewing session from a range of well-known film and TV productions from the last 75 years.
Some of the productions included The Clangers, Killing Eve and Oscar-winner, The Favourite.
One of the items he came face-to-face with was a Clanger toy which is a knitted creature from space that was beloved by Brits in the late ‘60s and ‘70s.
He also met with Mr Ejiofor and asked him about his challenging role in ’12 Years a Slave’.
William arrived at Bafta Piccadilly to open a new public exhibition called Behind the Screens
During his visit, William received a bizarre gift from a costume designer.
William spoke with the costume designer for Killing Eve, Phoebe De Gaye who gifted him with a pair of pyjamas that were famously worn by the show’s antagonist Villanelle.
The Duke has been president of Bafta since 2010.
He was at the new exhibition to meet with people who have taken part in the Prince Willian Scholarships in Film, Games and Television.
William also helped relaunch the education and talent scheme six years ago.
The new venue will act as the Bafta’s home for the next two years as their venue at 195 Piccadilly undergoes a two-year renovation.
The renovation will also the charity to double its work with new and emerging talent.
William’s role with Bafta follows a years-long tradition of royal work with the highly esteemed organisation.
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Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, was the organisation’s first president in 1959.
His role came a year after The British Film Academy and Guild of Television Producers and Directors merged to create the Society of Film and Television Arts.
The merging later became known as “Bafta”.
William has also met with young games designers and has helped to present a gift to the President of China, Xi Jinping.
However, he has mainly helped support the Bafta’s scholarship scheme.
Each year, the scholarship offers financial support to three people so they can complete a post-graduate degree in film, television or games.
The Prince William scholarship offers them a sum total of £10,000.
It comes as the Duke offered his support to former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas after revealed he had HIV in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.
Prince William tweeted: “Courageous as ever – legend on the pitch and legend off it.
“You have our support Gareth.”