British actress and Darkest Hour star Lily James did just that, tearing eyes away from her black Burberry gown to the show-stopper of a sparkler adorning her left hand. Cue engagement rumours to boyfriend Matt Smith (aka The Crown’s Prince Philip) running rife.
James, 28, and Smith, 35, met on the set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in 2014, and have been together ever since. They rarely hit the red carpet together, which possibly explains why Smith was absent from the BAFTAs, but James always speaks about her partner in glowing terms.
“We’re not engaged yet, but it’s going very well,” she said last year. “It’s no secret – we’re very happy.”
The only factors throwing cold water on the engagement buzz? The couple are yet to make an official engagement announcement, and James removed her diamond ring for the BAFTA after party (but then again, perhaps she simply didn’t want to lose it?).