Claire Foy staring at the royals during the BAFTAs is breaking the internet

Too much.

Too much.

This weekend marked the 2019 BAFTAs, with a host of A-listers and royalty taking to the Royal Albert Hall red carpet.

But it wasn’t Glenn Close in McQueen or Amy Adams in Prada that stole the attention, instead it was the presence of royalty, with the red carpet quite literally shut down when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge entered the ceremony.

And inside the event, the admiration for the royals grew ever bigger.


That’s right. It wasn’t Bradley Cooper’s tribute to Irina Shayk or Lady Gaga’s heartfelt social media statement that caused the most excitement, it was Kate and Wills finding their seats.

One A-lister who couldn’t contain their excitement was Best Supporting Actress nominee, Claire Foy - most known of course for playing Prince William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in The Crown.

As the royal couple made their way to their seats, eagle-eyed viewers spotted Claire Foy’s face light up, with her sweet reaction quickly becoming a viral meme.

‘Find someone who looks at you like Claire Foy looks at Prince William and Kate Middleton,’ one viewer posted, and so started the endless memes of trio.

The royal couple even had an important duty that evening, with Prince William as the President of BAFTA tasked with presenting the Fellowship award to Thelma Schoonmaker.

What a night!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.