Margot Robbie might’ve missed out on a BAFTA for her roles in Bombshell and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, but the Australian actress still took to the stage, accepting an award for her friend and co-star, Brad Pitt.
The speech not only made a reference to Pitt’s newfound single status – something which seems to be a theme this awards season – but in it, the actor joked about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leaving the UK and moving to North America.
“Hey Britain, I heard you just became single,” Robbie started. “Welcome to the club.” She then went on to thank the likes of Quentin Tarantino, before ending the speech with, “I’m going to name the award Harry because I’m really excited to take it back to the States with me.”
Brad Pitt can’t be here to collect his best actor BAFTA so Margot Robbie reads his speech. “Hey Britain, I heard you recently became single,” it begins. “Join the club.” pic.twitter.com/1aN5LF0pqZ
— Matthew Anderson (@MattAndersonNYT) February 2, 2020
Of course, the speech was not only read out in the UK, but it was read out right in front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who were sitting in the front row.
Thankfully, someone in the room as the whole thing went down could confirm that Prince William and Kate Middleton took the joke well, writing on Twitter, “in case the cameras moved away, Kate and William took the joke well.”
Brad Pitt isn’t even here but got Margot Robbie to read out his speech where he named his Bafta Harry as it’s coming back to North America. In case cameras moved away Kate & William took the joke well
— Natalie Jamieson (@Nat_Jamieson) February 2, 2020
Oh, to be a fly on the wall.