Here's Why Kate Middleton Didn't Wear All-Black to the BAFTAs

Kelvin Reese
February 19, 2018

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

Kate - pictured above between Prince William and BAFTA chief exec Amanda Berry - also made news in that she chose NOT to wear black for the event, and instead opted for a darker forest green-colored Jenny Packham gown for the carpet.

It is the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has worn a label other than Alexander McQueen for the annual BAFTA ceremony and tonight proved the ideal opportunity to showcase her blossoming baby bump.

Among the attendees wearing black Sunday: Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Emma Roberts and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

There was a significant reason why Kate decided not to wear black, though.

The red carpet "blackout" at last month's Golden Globes was copied at the ceremony in London.

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Kate paired her floor-length gown, complete with a thin black ribbon tied with a bow behind her back, with a diamond and emerald necklace and a clutch bag. Despite that, some social media users criticized her decision by saying that the Time's Up movement is not "a political thing".

As members of the royal family, Kate and William are expected to not make political statements.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will welcome their third child in April.

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

She said: "It's more likely we'll see an alien onscreen than we'll see an Asian woman at the moment, which is disgraceful".

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