Prince William makes awkward joke at BAFTA Awards 2017

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Well, Prince William doesn't likely have a future in comedy.

The royal took the stage on Sunday at the 2017 BAFTA Awards in order to present the Fellowship Award to Mel Brooks for his lifetime achievements. As he took the mic, Wills decided to open his speech with a funny quip.

"Good evening ladies and gentleman, BAFTA has sadly run out of actors, so I've been roped in."

Cue awkward applause and very few laughs.

Thankfully, the fun-loving royal recouped quickly and began his speech about the incomparable Mel Brooks before Nathan Lane and Simon Pegg took over the duty.

We gotta give Prince William some points for trying! Regardless of his un-funny joke, Will looked great at the award show and so did his stunning wife, Kate Middleton. The Duchess donned a black and gold off-the-shoulder frock that was simply stunning.

Check out more of their night here:

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. / AFP / POOL / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) arrives to attend the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. / AFP / POOL AND AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. / AFP / POOL / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. / AFP / POOL AND AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Amanda Berry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet with BAFTA representatives as they attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) arrives to attend the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. / AFP / POOL AND AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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