William, 34, is President of the awards ceremony and it is understood he has planned to go to this year’s annual event on February 12 at the Royal Albert Hall.
But it has now been reported that "senior staff" have voiced their concerns over Kate’s appearance at the awards night.
According to The Sun, the insiders have claimed they think the Duchess of Cambridge could take away the limelight of stars who are expected to attend.
One Bafta source said: “William has faced serious criticism from the film industry for missing the Baftas the last two years, despite being our president.
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“As a result of that feedback, he made it clear he wants to go this year and even bring Kate.
“But it was then expressed by senior staff within Bafta that Kate’s attendance will totally distract from all the film stars there.”
A second Bafta insider said: “Most people think William will end up getting his way by bringing Kate but it’s created awkwardness because her attendance shouldn’t have been in question.”
It is believed the issues has sparked tension with Bafta chief executive Amanda Berry attempting to 'fix' the situation.
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It would be 35-year-old Kate’s first time at the awards ceremony and if she were to attend, no doubt the Duchess of Cambridge would bring the glamour in a dazzling gown.
William has missed the event for the past two years although he has managed to attend the last three FA Cup finals.
A Bafta spokesperson told the newspaper: “It is completely untrue that Bafta has suggested that our president attend on his own.
“We would be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses any year they are able to attend."
Express.co.uk has contacted a Bafta representative for comment.