The BAFTA Awards were broadcast on the BBC this evening and just minutes into Joanna Lumley’s speech, the royal was spotted sporting a new accessory.
Prince William, who looked dapper in a black tuxedo, accessorised his smart attire with a pair of thick black framed glasses.
Those tuning into the ceremony were quick to pick up on his new style and flocked to Twitter to comment on his glasses.
“What are Prince William’s glasses? #BAFTAs,” one viewer asked.
While another added: “Wills is rocking some trendy specs tonight #BAFTAs.”
A third continued: “Since when did Prince Williams start wearing specs? #BAFTAs #BAFTA2018 #PrinceWilliam.”
It came after Kate Middleton stole the spotlight on the red carpet.
The expectant mum defied the black dress code for the night by opting for a dark green frock.
The brunette beauty looked stunning in a plunging, floor-length dress, which featured a black belt under the bust.
Kate teamed her frock with s dazzling emerald and diamond necklace, a matching bracelet and ring.
Her dark locks were styled in cascading curls while she opted for bronze eye make-up.
While many of the stars tonight chose black gowns to support the Time’s Up movement, the Duchess of Cambridge is forbidden from taking a political stance on issues.
Royals usually stay clear of making political statements, while the monarchy’s website reads: “As head of state, the Queen has to remain strictly natural with respect to political matters.”
However, Kate did appear to make a slight nod to the cause with her black velvet belt and matching clutch bag.
The BAFTA Awards air tonight at 9pm on BBC One and will be available to catch up on BBC iPlayer.