Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Charles and Camilla pose with Oscar winners including Judi Dench and Colin Firth as they host a star-studded reception in honour of British filmmaking

PUBLISHED: 16:54 EST, 4 May 2016 | UPDATED: 18:13 EST, 4 May 2016

Prince Charles and Camilla held a recption celebrating British filmmaking, from second left, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, with Colin Firth and Michael Caine, centre

Colin Firth smiled warmly at Charles as they shook hands, Colin won his Oscar for his role in The King's Speech as King George VI, Prince Charles' grandfather

Dame Judi Dench and Colin Firth, who earned their Oscars playing members of the monarchy, are being celebrated at a royal reception for British Academy Awards winners.

Dame Judi Dench, who won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her eight-minute role as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare In Love, greets the prince

The Prince of Wales, 67, and Duchess of Cornwall, 68, hosted the event at St James's Palace tonight to celebrate British filmmaking, which also saw Sir Michael Caine, Emma Thompson and singer Sam Smith among the Oscar-winning guests from both in front of and behind the camera.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and members of the Academy's Board of Governors were also in attendance.

Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Emma Thompson, middle centre, attended the celebration of British films held by the royals

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