The royal was with her husband Prince William at Sunday night’s BAFTA awards. During the event, the heartfelt For Sama collected the gong for best documentary. It follows a child born in Aleppo during the horror of the 2011 uprising.
At the ceremony, Kate admitted the film had “left her heartbroken”.
According to the Mirror, the Duchess tried to find the film’s director Waad al Kateab to talk to her.
It was reported Kate said: “My boy is a similar age to Sama.
“You are a great inspiration for every woman.”
The Duchess called the film “amazing” and that she was “so engaged” with its content.
The Mirror reports that Waad said she was “speechless” after the royal encounter.
Upon accepting the award, Waad added: “We shouldn’t be here.
“In 2016, we were in a basement in a hospital when we heard the shelling of the bombs all around us.
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It comes as William delivered an emotional speech as he closed this year’s BAFTA awards, calling for great diversity within the film industry.
The Duke of Cambridge urged those in the industry to consider greater diversity before joking about whether he should be “proud or slightly alarmed” over how many of the night’s winners “have portrayed members of my own family”.
William, who has been BAFTA president for 10 years, also reflected upon the “exceptional film-making” that made up this year’s nominations.
He was closing this year’s ceremony by presenting Kathleen Kennedy with the BAFTA Fellowship award.