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William to open new Bafta base

The Duke of Cambridge will visit Bafta Piccadilly on Monday, one door down from the organisation’s existing headquarters.

William (Yui Mok/PA)
William (Yui Mok/PA)

By Caitlin Doherty, PA

The Duke of Cambridge is to open Bafta’s new venue as he launches an exhibition celebrating award-winning films.

William will visit Bafta Piccadilly – one door down from the organisation’s existing headquarters – to open the new public exhibition, Behind the Screens.

He will view scripts, storyboards and costumes from a range of film and TV productions from the last 75 years, including The Clangers, Killing Eve and Oscar-winner The Favourite.

William has been president of Bafta since 2010, and on Monday he will also attend a reception for people who have taken part in the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Games and Television programme.

He helped to relaunch the education and talent scheme six years ago.

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William and Kate at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards (Ian West/PA)

The new building, Piccadilly, will act as Bafta’s home for the next two years as the HQ at 195 Piccadilly undergoes a two-year renovation.

The work will allow the charity to double its work with new and emerging talent.

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