Brad Pitt Made a Prince Harry Joke in Front of Prince William
Brad Pitt, master of awards season speeches, took the opportunity to turn his latest win into a joke about Prince Harry — right in front of Prince William.
On Sunday, Pitt took home the Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but since he couldn't make it to London for the ceremony, co-star Margot Robbie accepted the award on his behalf.
Robbie read off his speech, which began with a Brexit reference: "He starts by saying, 'Hi Britain, heard you just became single. Welcome to the club. Wishing you the best with the divorce settlement.' Blah, blah, blah."
After reading his speech, Robbie added, "Oh, and he says he is going to name this 'Harry' because he is really excited about bringing this back to the States with him. His words, not mine!"
The Sussex exit joke drew laughter and applause from the audience — including Prince William, who attended the BAFTAs with Kate Middleton.
During the ceremony, Prince William also made a joke about The Crown, Netflix's dramatized version of his family's lives.
"I am particularly proud to stand here tonight having served as BAFTA’s President for the last 10 years. However, I must admit I don’t know whether I should be proud, or slightly alarmed, about the number of winners over the last decade who have portrayed members of my own family," he said, referencing Olivia Colman's turn as the Queen.
All in good fun for Prince William, it seems.