Kate Middleton ignores dress code at black Baftas
London, Feb 19 : Kate Middleton wooed a slight controversy at the all-black 2018 Baftas while the Duchess of Cambridge appeared at the award ceremony dressed in an emerald green dress.
The 36-year-old Royal presented on the red carpet of the 71st British Academy Film Awards in Jenny Packham outfit, defying the call to black in solidarity with the Hollywood Time’s Up campaign to continue the demonstrations against sexual harassment after the show Harvey Weinstein rocked the showbiz last year.
To his credit, which did not go unnoticed by many, Middleton wore the neck-placking dress with a black belt under his bust that accentuated his seven-month-old baby bump. She completed her look with emerald jewelry, Prada suede heels and a black clutch.
While few have said that Royals tend to stay away from making political statements, some social media users said the Duchess of Cambridge could have taken a stand, fighting aggression and abusing women at the scene working.
“Disappointed in #KateMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge is not wearing black at #EEBAFTAs It’s not a political thing, it’s a woman thing! #TimesUp #StandTogether,” a Twitter user wrote.
“Can anyone please sit down and explain why Kate Middleton could not wear black for a few hours for an important cause?” wrote another tweeple.
“I know the Royals are not supposed to be involved in” protests “or anything, but would it really have been so bad for Kate Middleton to wear black? BAFTAs2018,” tweeted.
Of the celebrities who attended the Baftas in black, actor Frances McDormand was an exception with her heavy-sleeved, heavy-print dress, which she herself emphasized when she stepped onto the stage to accept her prize of best actress for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.
“Martin said I have a bit of trouble with compliance,” she said as the audience tapped on her bouncy address.
“But I want you to know that I stand with my sisters tonight in black,” said McDormand, who brought home his young daughter Bafta.