Are Bradley Cooper and Prince William Friends?

The British Royal Family might seem regal, untouchable, and above the glitz and glam of Hollywood, but they are actually 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 shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest 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 have a lovely bro moment at an awards show. Is Bradley Cooper one of Prince William’s close friends?

Are Bradley Cooper and Prince William friends?

Though they looked super friendly with one another at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) where Cooper was being recognized for his work on the sensational movie, A Star is Born which he directed and co-starred with Lady Gaga — he and Prince William aren’t actually friends. However, the pair did have a fantastic encounter behind-the-scenes where the future King of England was meeting winners and nominees after the show ended.

How did Prince William and Bradley Cooper meet?

It looks like the 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 a BAFTA for Original Music. Prince William later praised him saying, “Congratulations, great film. I didn’t know you could sing!”

Apparently, The Hangover star was very shy about singing in A Star is Born until his co-star Lady Gaga convinced him that he could not lip sync in a movie about music. Cooper told the prince, “I didn’t either.” The Hollywood star went on to explain to Prince William that he didn’t have Lady Gaga in mind when he first decided he wanted to do the film –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.”

Why were Prince William and Kate Middleton at the BAFTAs?

In addition to Bradley Cooper, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also chatted with The Favourite actress Olivia Colman –who will be playing Prince William’s grandmother, 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 film editor, Thelma Schoonmaker. Schoonmaker has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over fifty years. The prince presented her with 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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