The BAFTAs may be the UK's answer to the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards, but there's one thing the Stateside ceremony is unlikely to have, and that's a royal showing of style courtesy of Kate Middleton. 

The Duchess of Cambridge has attended many of the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremonies, this year held at London's Royal Albert Hall and never fails to go full Hollywood with her dress choice. 

A royal date night. Photo: Getty

This year, she stunned in a white chiffon one-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown - one of the Duchess's favourite designers and the fashion house behind her iconic wedding dress - with a delicate floral motif on the shoulder. 

The Duchess's Alexander McQueen gown was classic Hollywood glamour. Photo: Getty

Given the runaway success of The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s celebrated depiction of Queen Anne, it was very fitting that Kate should pay tribute to not one, but two esteemed members of the royal family in her choice of accessories. 

With her chestnut locks pulled back into a romantic curly up-do, the Duchess sported diamond and South Sea pearl drop earrings, which once belonged to Princess Diana, the same accessories worn by William's mother to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1991.

Princess Diana's diamond and South Sea pearl drop earrings. Photo: Getty

On her wrist sparkled the Queen's Quatrefoil diamond bracelet, which was owned by the monarch's mother and loaned to Kate by the Queen herself. 

A simple white clutch allowed the Quatrefoil diamond bracelet shine. Photo: Getty

Completing the elegant and perfectly balanced ensemble was a pair of Jimmy Choo Romy heels in Viola Glitter - estimated to cost around €550 - and a discrete white and gold clutch bag.

As for makeup, Kate opted for her usual soft smokey eye with a shimmery pink lip. 

Prince William, who is the president of BAFTA, sported a black dinner suit for the opulent occasion, as he presented its highest accolade, the Fellowship, to film editor Thelma Schoonmaker during the ceremony.

Prince William, the President of BAFTA, was there to award the Fellowship to Thelma Schoonmaker. Photo: Getty