All the times the royal family have shone at the BAFTA awards, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirm their attendance

It wouldn't be Britain's night of nights without a glamorous dose of royalty!
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There’s only one thing more quintessentially British than the BAFTA awards themselves – and that’s when the royal family actually walk the red carpet at the event!

Indeed, the British royal family have a long history with the UK’s most prestigious film and television awards dating all the way back to 1959 when Prince Philip was appointed its first president.

Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing a number of royal family members attend the glitzy event, and while their appearances can be few and far between, the 2019 BAFTA Awards aren’t going to disappoint.

The royals have put on some dazzling displays at the British event over the years. (Source: Getty)

Confirming their attendance and delighting royal fanatics the world over, Prince William and Duchess Catherine are set to grace the red carpet on Britain’s night of nights on February 10th this year, and suffice to say we’re brimming with excitement for it.

Taking to Twitter, Kensington Palace revealed the exciting news: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the #EEBAFTAs Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 10th February,” they wrote.

With Prince William being the current president of the association, the royal dad-of-three will be presenting the Fellowship award.

And so, to warm us up for what is set to be an evening of delight, we’ve rounded all of our favourite looks the royals have worn to walk the red carpet at the event throughout the years.

Kate middleton and Prince William Bafta Awards 2018

Looking sharp, Prince William and Duchess Catherine were the picture of class as they stepped out at the 2018 BAFTAs. Kate, who was pregnant with Prince Louis at the time, looked divine in a moss green Jenny Packham dress. (Source: Getty)

Princess Beatrice BAFTA Awards 2018

Also in attendance at the glitzy event in 2018 was Princess Beatrice, who added an extra layer of warmth over her red dress. We can’t blame her, Britain was in the throes of winter! (Source: Getty)

Kate Middleton Prince William BAFTA Awards 2017

In 2017, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge again proved that they really are regular fixtures at this glamorous event. (Source: Getty)

Kate Middleton BAFTA Awards 2017

On the night, Kate cut an elegant figure in a stunning Alexander McQueen design with floral detailing. (Source: Getty)

Prince William BAFTA Awards 2014

In 2014, William flew solo for the awards event, looking every bit the dapper Prince we know him to be! (Source: Getty)

Queen Elizabeth II BAFTA Awards 2013

In 2013, the Queen herself was gifted an honorary award by the association for her support from various patronages. The then 87-year-old looked radiant in a muted-toned ensemble. (Source: Getty)

Prince William Kate Middleton BAFTA Awards 2011

And in a BAFTA moment for the ages, the Cambridges put on a seamless display in 2011 (just a few months after their wedding!) as they graced the red carpet in LA where a gala was held. (Source: Getty)

Kate Middleton BAFTA Awards 2011 LA

Kate’s stunning Alexander McQueen dress is possibly one of our favourite looks on the Duchess of all time! (Source: Getty)

Prince William BAFTA Awards 2010

The name’s William… barely a year before he tied the knot with Kate, Prince William was the image of handsome as he attended the BAFTAs in 2010. (Source: Getty)

Princess Anne Tim Laurence BAFA Awards 1994

Much like William and Kate, Princess Anne has also enjoyed attending the awards event over the years. Pictured here in 1994 with her husband Commander Tim Laurence, the pair looked set for a glam night out. (Source: Getty)

Princess Anne BAFTA Awards 1979

In 1979, Princess Anne, who was in her late twenties at the time, looked chic in a pleated gown and pearl choker necklace. (Source: Getty)

Prince Anne BAFTA Awards 1971

Old Hollywood at its finest! A 21-year-old Princess Anne was the image of elegance in this green and white frock when she attended the British event in 1971. (Source: Getty)

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