On Sunday, Kate Middleton and Prince William attended the BAFTAs in London. While most women wore black dresses on the red carpet, in support of the Time's Up movement - much like at the Golden Globes - the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a dark green gown with a thin black sash around her waist.
The Duchess wore a Jenny Packham gown and carried a Mascaro clutch.
Middleton's black sash is likely a nod to the Time's Up moment, which seeks to end sexual harassment in the workplace, across every industry worldwide. However, as a member of the royal family, Middleton isn't allowed to show any political affiliation or bias, so wearing all-black might have been considered a breach of protocol.
Prior to the BAFTAs, Daily Mirror correspondent Victoria Murphy noted that Middleton would likely choose a dress "that is black with some colored/metallic detail." However, the Duchess of Cambridge opted to wear a dark hue of green, with black detailing. This is probably her compromise, on a night that saw almost everyone don black outfits.
For comparison, last year, the Duchess wore a black gown, with floral detailing:
Over 200 members of the film industry signed an open letter, published on Sunday before the BAFTAs, to launch a UK initiative inspired by Time's Up. Emma Watson donated $1.4 million to the new legal fund that, like its US counterpart, aims to support people affected by sexual harassment.
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