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Posted: February 19, 2018

Duchess Catherine sparks outrage by not wearing black at BAFTAs

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

By Nicole Moschella, Rare.us

LONDON —

All eyes were on Duchess Catherine over the weekend when she attended the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTA Awards. Kate Middleton, who is expecting her third child with the Duke of Cambridge, arrived at the Sunday event with Prince William.

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Much like award shows in the United States, attendees at the London event were encouraged to wear all black in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp initiatives at this year’s BAFTAs, which are the British equivalent to the Oscars. 

Duchess Catherine opted for a green cap-sleeved gown and coordinating emerald accessories. She wore her hair down in her signature loose curls and carried a black clutch that matched her suede Prada heels. William wore a traditional black tuxedo for the evening.

Related: Photos: BAFTA Film Awards 2018 red carpet

The attire of the soon-to-be mom of three didn’t go unnoticed by Twitter users, who were quick to call her out for not supporting the movements by wearing black on the red carpet.

Catherine is expected to stay away from making any public political statements as a member of the royal family, though she has supported women’s issues when discussing mental health and motherhood.

“Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother,” she said last year while introducing a film documentary on mental health and parenthood. 

“It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love and worry, all mixed together. Your fundamental identity changes overnight,” she said. “You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual, to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.”

Margot Robbie, Selma Hayek and Jennifer Lawrence were among the stars who wore black at this year’s awards show.


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Photos: Kate Middleton wears dark green, not black at BAFTAs

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Photos: Kate Middleton wears dark green, not black at BAFTAs

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wore a dark green dress at the BAFTAs red carpet. Many other actresses wore black in solidarity with the  Times Up movement, which aims to end sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

Photos: BAFTA Film Awards 2018 red carpet

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Photos: BAFTA Film Awards 2018 red carpet

Kate Middleton, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lawrence and other stars rocked the red carpet at the 2018 British Academy Film Awards in London.

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