Prince William has canceled his upcoming appearance at the 2021 BAFTA Awards, which is set to take place on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, after his grandfather Prince Philip passed away on April 9.
“In light of The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, The Duke of Cambridge will no longer be part of BAFTA programming this weekend,” BAFTA said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the Royal Family, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy at this time.”
The 38-year-old was supposed to give a speech during the Sunday night show, but since Philip — who became the first BAFTA president in 1959 — passed, he will no longer be able to.
On Friday, the royal family paid tribute to the duke, who passed away at age 99.
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle," the Royal Family Twitter account wrote.
“Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Visit http://royal.uk to read the announcement in full."
One day later, Philip's wife, Queen Elizabeth II, paid tribute to her husband by sharing a sweet photo of them together.
“'He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.' -Her Majesty The Queen, 1997," The Royal Family Twitter stated.
William has yet to make any sort of official statement himself, but on Kensington Royal's Instagram account, the general statement about Philip's death was uploaded onto the grid.
Meanwhile, William is gearing up to see his younger brother, Prince Harry, following his tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which the latter detailed his rift with the dad-of-three.
William and Harry were expected to reunite this summer when they would unveil Princess Diana's statue, but it looks like they will be seeing each other sooner than they thought.