The Bafta Awards ceremony is always a star-studded event, but this year it boasts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as its most famous guests.

They arrived last, after all the celebrities, on to an empty red carpet.

Kate was a show-stopper in an off-the-shoulder, Jacquard-patterned dress by Alexander McQueen. To show off the dress's Bardot neckline, the Duchess opted for a coiffed up 'do and accessorised with glittering diamond earrings.

Viola Davis, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress, was reportedly excited to see the Royal pair.

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She told the Press Association: "I always feel like they are one dimensional to me, I only see them in photos.

"So I would actually like to see them in person."

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Anonymous insiders have told The Metro that Bafta organisers have had to brief celebrities on Royal protocol.

Namely, not to take selfies with the young Royals.

"Many of the A-listers are used to being the biggest deal in the room, but royalty is altogether different," a source close to the show told the tabloid.

"They're not celebrities in the same way and bosses are taking no chances."

Bafta told the paper: Bafta told Metro.co.uk: "As stated in our guidelines for guests, we ask them to behave respectfully when attending the awards".

Celebrities were told not to take selfies with the Royal pair. Photo / AP
Celebrities were told not to take selfies with the Royal pair. Photo / AP

Earlier this year, there were reports the royals were banned lest they steal the limelight.

However, the organisers roundly denied this.

"For clarity - this is nonsense. As we confirmed last night it's completely untrue that BAFTA has suggested that our President attend on his own," Bafta said in a statement.

"We would be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses any year that they are able to attend."