On Sunday, February 2, at the 2020 BAFTA awards in London, Margot Robbie accepted the best actor award for Pitt, 56, who won for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood but couldn’t make it to the ceremony. While holding the actor’s trophy, Robbie read, 29, parts of his speech.
“He starts by saying, ‘Hey Britain, heard you just became single, welcome to the club,’” she said as the star-studded crowd roared with laughter.
With his comment, Pitt was referring to Brexit, the controversial deal which will allow the United Kingdom to separate from the European Union.
RadarOnline.com readers know that this year, after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step down as senior royals to live more independent lives, British fans cheekily named their exit from the monarchy “Megxit,” after Brexit.
Both deals have caused much drama in the United Kingdom and around the world — a fact which Pitt took full advantage of when writing his hilarious BAFTA speech.
“He says that he is going to name this Harry,” Robbie continued while holding up the actor’s award. “Because he is really excited about bringing it back to the States with him.”
Instantly, the cameras flashed to the front row, where William, 37, and Kate, 38, were sitting. In good spirits, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge laughed at Pitt’s jokes along with the rest of the stars.
Readers know William and Kate have stayed quiet about Megxit and have happily continued on with their royal duties despite Harry, 35, and Meghan’s move to Canada.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 38, have been hiding out in a Vancouver Island mansion with son Archie as they hash out the details of their new life away from the palace. Sources say the former Suits actress is jumping back into showbiz, though it’s unclear exactly what work she’ll be doing.