07/09/2011 11:37 pm ET Updated Feb 12, 2012

Will & Kate Headline BAFTA 'Brits To Watch' Event (PHOTOS)

British and Hollywood royalty converged at Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre on Saturday night as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hit the BAFTA "Brits To Watch" event. 42 up-and-coming talents from across the pond mingled with the headlining couple and a slew of red carpet regulars like Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman.

For the occasion, Catherine picked a lilac McQueen dress (that we definitely spied earlier in the week) paired with earrings she borrowed from Queen Elizabeth and a Jimmy Choo clutch and sandals.

William, who is also president of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), looked nothing less than dapper in his bow tie. He reportedly began his speech by saying, "Before I start, I'd just like to thank Colin Firth for my opening line: I have a voice," a reference to "The King's Speech."

Take a look at pics of the royal couple's starry night. And for more of Will and Kate in California, head over here.