Duchess Kate resplendent in white dress at BAFTAs

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Queen Colman (who beat out both Lady Gaga and Glenn Close for the evening's honor of Best Leading Actress), now reigns as The Favourite's temperamental Queen Anne, but soon (though Netflix is keeping the deets close to its chest), she'll be welcomed into homes worldwide as The Crown's Elizabeth II, a hand-off from acclaimed predecessor Claire Foy.

Kate's brunette locks were styled into an intricate updo and she finished her look with a shimmering grey smoky eye, bronzer and rose-pink lipstick.

Both women greeted each other with giant smiles on their faces, sharing a handshake behind the scenes at Royal Albert Hall.

She will play William's grandmother the Queen in The Crown, and gave an emotional acceptance speech upon receiving her award.

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Fighting back her tears, she told the audience: "We're having an wonderful night". "We're going to get so pissed later". Look at that hand to the heart-we're with you, girl.

For the occasion, Meghan Markle's sister-in-law wore a stunning white Alexander McQueen gown with a long flowing skirt and flower motifs decorating one of the shoulders. "My most favorite time ever".

She praised her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, who won Best Supporting Actress. She paired the elegant gown with a white clutch, a diamond bracelet and a pair of her late mother-in-law Princess Diana's pearl and silver earrings.

This evening, he will present The Fellowship award to Martin Scorsese's longstanding editor, Thelma Schoonmaker.

The Favourite, the 18th-century royal drama, kicked off the Awards by winning the prize for best British film. The award is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, games or television.

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