Alex Honnold and the team for the film Free Solo recently received a British Film Award (Bafta) for best documentary of the year.
While at the event, Honnold, Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill and Evan Hayes met the prince and princess (Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton) after the award ceremony. And while Middleton is recognized as the Duchess of Cambridge, she is, by marriage, a princess of the United Kingdom.
Many climbers have met royalty before, including those who’ve been knighted such as Sir Chris Bonington and Sir Edmund Hillary. The next big awards ceremony for Free Solo is the Academy Awards on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles.
Latest outrageous @freesolofilm update: the whole team came to London and we won a @bafta! It was an amazing evening all the way around, though meeting the prince and princess was a definite highlight. I still can’t believe that royalty has watched and enjoyed our film. Also – Free Solo is finally available on itunes. For all the folks that have been asking when it will be available oversea: get it now. Link in bio.