The BAFTAs' Royal Jokes Had Everyone Laughing Except Kate Middleton and Prince William, Apparently
During the ceremony, there were several jokes made about Prince Harry stepping down from his royal role as well as cracks at Prince Andrew – which the pair seemed to keep a good attitude about as the show went on.
Apparently, several sources told Fox News that there was more than a little offense taken at the jokes.
"The feedback is that many of the stars stepped out of line in front of the patron, which is the Duke of Cambridge," said Fox News' Neil Sean. Rebel Wilson seemed to be the star who drew the most ire. During her hilarious monologue, she made a quick joke at Prince Andrew's expense.
"It is really great to be here at the Royal Andrew...uh, Royal Harry, no, at this royal palace place."
It's clear that from the video Kate and William have smiles on their faces, but they still seem a bit tense. The concerning thing about the glances you see of them in the clip, however, is that apparently these were not their actual expressions after the jokes flew past. Their smiles were likely edited in from another part of the show, according to Sean's sources.
"This was not met with the smiling faces that you saw on the final edited version of the show," Sean said of Wilson's jokes. "A mole also told me that to ensure that the royals are not embarrassed or made fun of again at such a prestigious event like this one...they will have a ‘moral clause’ inserted into their acceptance agreement ensuring that due reverence is given to the royal couple who gave their time and support to such a wonderful celebration of film and is respected."
Looks like the BAFTAs just weren't a laughing matter for the royal family this year in the least.