British Academy Film Awards 2018 saw a sea of black taking to the red carpet as celebrities, men and women alike showed their support to the Time’s Up movement. And while all, including the likes of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence, turned up in stunning black looks, Kate made her entrance with Prince William in a flowy green gown. The pregnant Duchess decided to give black a miss for the evening and royal fans have a bone to pick with her now.
Middleton, who is expecting her third child with Prince William, had worn a green flowy gown that elegantly sat on her baby bump and her gown also featured a black velvet ribbon underneath her bust. Was that her subtle way of showing support to the movement? We'll never know! She accessorised with a black clutch and heels along with emerald and diamond jewellery. The British royal family generally steers clear of getting involved with political issues of any kind and this might have been the reason for Kate giving black a miss for the event. Members of the royal family are encouraged to stay neutral and don’t vote in the elections either.
However, some viewers took to social media to criticise the 36-year-old for not showing support for the women’s movement. Here's what a few had to say to her:
Some true fans of hers took to social media in support of Kate and said the Duchess was just following royal protocol. Actress Allison Janney also addressed the green dress controversy, saying she "would never judge anyone’s choice." "I think she looked absolutely beautiful, and I'm so happy for her, and I think she's an extraordinary woman. And I'm so happy to see she's pregnant again. She can wear whatever she wants to wear," Janney said.