February 19, 2023 |

Prince William and Kate Middleton are back at the BAFTAs.

The Prince and Princess of Wales made their long-awaited return to the awards show’s red carpet for the first time since 2020 on Sunday.

Middleton, 41, wowed in a white dress at London’s Royal Festival Hall as she adorably gave her husband, 40, “a love tap,” as seen in a video shared via Vogue’s Instagram account.

Wearing an Alexander McQueen one-shouldered gown, the royal looked glam for her date night with her husband, 40, who serves as president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Kate Middleton stunned in an Alexander McQueen one-shouldered gown.
Kate Middleton stunned in an Alexander McQueen one-shouldered gown.
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Middleton’s dress, which she has worn previously, featured cinching at the waist and one-shouldered cape detailing. She paired the look with $27 Zara earrings and black opera gloves.

She added a small black clutch and gold pumps, while allowing her sleek brunette tresses to cascade down her back.

The couple skipped last year’s annual TV and film awards due to scheduling conflicts. One year prior, Prince William – who was supposed to present a speech at the virtual event – backed out due to Prince Philip’s death.

Middleton’s last BAFTA outfit in 2020 was a white-and-gold Alexander McQueen gown she’d previously worn on a visit to Malaysia in 2012.

Kate Middleton at the BAFTAs
The princess has worn Alexander McQueen for four out of her five BAFTA appearances.
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McQueen has been a steady presence for the princess on the show’s red carpet, with the mom of three wearing her wedding dress designer for four out of her five BAFTA appearances since 2017.

Along with the special royal guests, Sunday’s show — attended by stars like Austin Butler, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett and Jamie Lee Curtis — will also honor Queen Elizabeth II in a tribute led by Helen Mirren.

The actress won both a BAFTA and an Oscar for her portrayal of the late monarch in 2006’s “The Queen.”