Here's why Kate Middleton didn't wear black at BAFTAs


Kate Middleton wore a dark green dress and a black sash to the London event, a noticeable variation to informal dress code of black worn on the red carpet by Hollywood's best and brightest.

Most female guests wore black to the ceremony as a statement of support for the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and abuse.

At this year's BAFTA awards, actors and directors dressed in all black, in a show of solidarity with those who wore black at the Golden Globes in January.

This event came after Middleton attended the BAFTAs wearing a green Jenny Packham design, which drew some attention due to the event's unofficial all-black dress code in honor of Time's Up.

Britain's royal family is usually expected to avoid taking political positions in public.

This, however, has not stopped people on social media from slamming the pregnant Duchess. The dress's dark hue was a happy medium between the two principles: It was deep enough that it didn't feel out of place in a sea of black, and it respected the monarchy's long-standing policy.

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That's why there was so much speculation about what the Duchess of Cambridge was going to wear to the BAFTAs. She accessorized with black heels, a black clutch and emerald jewels.

Announcing a fund to support women and men battling workplace abuse - modeled on the "Time's Up" movement in the USA - the stars said "with our collective power, we can galvanise others".

The actresses who supported black on the red carpet included actresses Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Angelina Jolie, Saoirse Ronan, and Margot Robbie.

The choice was a noted contrast from almost all of the other women who attended the awards, who wore black in solidarity with the Time's Up and #MeToo movements.

While the vast majority of celebs opted for black in support of the movement, we have complete respect for Kate's outfit choice. How about build women up not tear them down" wrote one, while another tried to reason and wrote, "Everyone needs to calm down about Kate Middleton not wearing black. Time's Up raises fund for the legal defence of lower income women, men and LGBT members who exposed the harassment they suffered from.

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