Prince William 'didn't look a happy man at Baftas': Eamonn Holmes wades in on 'worries' for Kate

Prince William 'didn't look a happy man at Baftas': Eamonn Holmes wades in on 'worries' for Kate

WATCH NOW: Angela Levin discusses Prince William's latest appearances

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 20/02/2024

- 15:33

Updated: 20/02/2024

- 16:31

Prince William attended the Baftas alone on Sunday night as Princess Kate recovers from surgery

GB News presenter Eamonn Holmes has expressed his concern for Prince William, after the royal attended the Bafta awards ceremony alone on Sunday evening.

The event was the one of many engagements the Prince of Wales will be scheduled to carry out in the months ahead, as Princess Kate recovers from surgery at home.

There is also mounting pressure on the Prince following King Charles's cancer diagnosis, which has forced him to postpone all public-facing duties until he is back to full health.

Prince William made a defiant appearance at the glitzy event at the Royal Festival Hall, which the royal normally attends with his wife, the Princess.

Angela Levin and Prince William

​Angela Levin says Prince William looked 'lonely' at Sunday night's Baftas

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Today, Prince William turned his attention from film to international affairs, as he gave a statement on the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

In a statement, the Prince said he "wants to see an end to the fighting" in Israel.

The Prince of Wales stated: "I remain deeply concerned about the terrible human cost of the conflict in the Middle East since the Hamas terrorist attack on 7 October. Too many have been killed.

"I, like so many others, want to see an end to the fighting as soon as possible. There is a desperate need for increased humanitarian support to Gaza. It’s critical that aid gets in and the hostages are released."

Prince William

Prince William issued a statement on the current conflict in the Middle East


Discussing the pressure on Prince William and his recent appearances, Breakfast host Eamonn Holmes noted that he "did not look happy" at Sunday's awards show and seemed as though he "didn't want to be there".

Biographer Angela Levin said the Prince looked "lonely", but defended the "huge effort" he had made in attending.


Levin told GB News: "He didn't want to pass it on, he doesn't use his personal feelings publicly. Whereas Harry, you can tell a mile off what Harry's thinking, so he's done very well for that.

"Because he's been their President since 2010, he didn't want to let them down, it was very nice of him."

She continued: "He's obviously very worried about Kate and he's got a lot of pressure there. He's a man with massive pressure for his father, for his wife, making sure the children are all right and has now taken on the Middle East."

Eamonn was in agreement, admitting: "I think he is very worried about her [Kate]. But we hope she is well and that she gets well soon."

Eamonn Holmes

Eamonn Holmes says Prince William 'didn't look a happy man' at the awards ceremony

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Reacting to Prince William's stance on the Middle East following his statement, Levin praised the Prince of Wales for taking on something "very demanding".

Levin told hosts Eamonn and Isabel: "I think it must be one of the most difficult things he's ever done. He has been to Israel before and the Middle East.

"He was the first of the royals who went there, and he spoke to the leaders of both in Israel and on the West Bank. And he managed it beautifully. He managed to carve a very sort of delicate path through them and the Foreign Office helped him.

"But I think he had his own mind because we know where the Foreign Office are mainly interested in this, is not towards the Jews in Israel. And he's got this time to do that very well."

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