Few people know Queen Elizabeth II was awarded a BAFTA – where did she keep it?
The British version of the Oscars is one of the most important nights for the nation’s film and television industry. Her Majesty has maintained a close association with the BAFTA Academy for 50 years and received her own golden statue almost a decade ago.
Hearts sank around the world on September 8, 2022, after the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced. Despite the mourning around the Commonwealth, the Queen will be remembered for her hard work and dedication to her country.
However, Her Majesty is not the only member of the royal family with a long history of involvement with BAFTA. Prince Philip became its first president in 1959, followed by Earl Mountbatten of Burma and HRH Princess Anne. William, the new Prince of Wales, has been president since 2010.
The Queen Elizabeth II. she is the only queen to receive a gold statue in 2013 to honor her influence on the film and television industry. Inevitably, this raises one question – where did she leave BAFTA?
Where did the Queen keep her BAFTA award?
It’s been almost a decade since the Queen received her prestigious award, and like many celebrities, she had a special corner where she displayed her most important treasures.
Hello Magazine reported that Queen Elizabeth II. he keeps his BAFTA award in a cupboard in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, along with family photos, including a portrait of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The monarch often hosted meetings with prestigious guests in the oak room, which marks her statue as one of the proudest moments of her 70-year reign.
Queen Elizabeth II received an honorary BAFTA award
Throughout her 70-year reign, the Queen was patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund and the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.
Queen Elizabeth II received her own BAFTA award at a ceremony at Windsor Castle on 4 April 2013. The honorary award recognized her outstanding patronage of the film and television industry.
Queen Elizabeth II attended the gala in a floral dress as Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the prestigious award.
BAFTA Chairman John Willis said on the night: “I am very honored to announce that today we are presenting Her Majesty with an Honorary BAFTA Award in recognition of her outstanding patronage of the film and television industry.
Queen Elizabeth is ‘the most memorable Bond girl’
Not only that Queen Elizabeth II. she had a huge impact on the world of British cinema, her award also recognized her acting skills. The Queen took part in a skit with James Bond actor Daniel Craig at Buckingham Palace as part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. The audience gasped as the monarch and “Bond” appeared to jump from a helicopter and parachute into the Olympic Stadium.
Willis described the Queen as “the most memorable Bond girl to date”.
Branagh told the Queen: “Your sensational performance at the opening ceremony of last year’s Olympic Games was particularly memorable.”
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