The British Royal Family may seem regal, untouchable, and above the glamor and glam of Hollywood, but they are really good friends with many Hollywood A-listers. Even before Duchess Meghan Markle entered their fold, bringing a ton of Hollywood's elite like George Clooney and Serena Williams with her – Prince William, Duchess Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry were known to rub their shoulders with some of Hollywood's greatest creators and sports superstars.
As the fab four continue to flourish, we've gotten to uncover more and more intimate details about their personal lives and friendships with celebs. Recently, we watched Prince William, and Bradley Cooper has a lovely bro moment at an awards show.
Are Bradley Cooper and Prince William friends?
They are very friendly with one another at the 72nd British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) where Cooper was recognized for his work on the sensational movie, A Star is Born which he directed and co-starred with Lady Gaga ̵
How did Prince William and Bradley Cooper meet
It looks like BAFTAs was the first time Prince William and Bradley Cooper had ever met, and the two men shared a laugh together. The Oscar-nominated actor / director took home BAFTA for Original Music. Prince William later praised him saying, "Congratulations, great movie. I did not know you could sing! "
Apparently, The Hangover star was very shy about singing in Lady Gaga convinced him that he could not sync sync in a movie about music. Cooper told the prince, "I did not either." The Hollywood star went on to explain to Prince William that he did not have Lady Gaga in mind when he first decided he wanted to do the movie – but after seeing her perform, he knew she was the right person for the role. After hearing how A Star is Born came together, the duke told Cooper – "That's a really amazing story."
In addition to Bradley Cooper, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also chatted with The Favorite actress Olivia Colman – who will be playing Grandma's Prince William, Queen Elizabeth in Seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix's The Crown . The royal couple also spoke with Spike Lee, Rachel Weisz, Rami Malek, and Letitia Wright.
Prince William is actually the President of BAFTA, so he was on hand at the ceremony to present the Fellowship award to the film editor, Thelma Schoonmaker . Schoonmaker has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over fifty years. The prince presented her with the highest accolade awarded by the Academy to an individual in recognition of her exceptional and exceptional contribution to film, games or television.
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