In the early 1970s, Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh made the generous decision to gift the royalties from Richard Cawston's documentary Royal Family to BAFTA, thus enabling the organisation to move into its famous headquarters at 195 Piccadilly
, which has remained its home ever since.
BAFTA has enjoyed a long history of involvement and support from the Royal Family, dating from 1959 when HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, was appointed its first President
. Since then, The Earl Mountbatten of Burma (The Duke’s uncle) and HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal have been Presidents of the Academy. HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, became its fifth President in 2010, a post he currently holds.