Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Kate Middleton snubs 'Time's Up' dress code at BAFTAs

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Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, attended the British Academy Film Awards with her husband, Prince William, who is president of the United Kingdom movie academy.

Andrea Riseborough, one of the stars who brought an activist as her guest to highlight the issues raised by Time's Up, wore a long black dress with a satin skirt, lace bodice and a splash of vibrant purple.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star Frances McDormand was one of the only other women at the awards to not wear a black gown, telling the audience: "Thank you British film people". Also, these celebrities were supportive of the #TimesUp movement that gathered momentum worldwide for standing against harassment, assault and mistreatment of women.

They wore t-shirts with the slogan, "Time's Up Theresa", and were staging their protest on behalf of feminist group Sisters Uncut, which aims to take action for domestic violence services.

The duchess likely didn't wear black because the royal family typically shies away from anything that could show a political affiliation or bias.

The pregnant mother of two had worn a floor-length Jenny Packham gown in olive green colour with black waistband instead of a predominantly black attire as many stars had, including Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Natalie Dormer and Jennifer Lawrence.

It's nearly impossible for the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, to make a public appearance without having the world gush over her resplendent sartorial choices.

Prior to the awards, there was speculation as to whether Kate would comply with the unofficial dress code of wearing black in support of the Times Up movement. Looking regal in Elie Saab, Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong'o accessorised her dramatic gold and black dress with a Time's Up pin. Not according to the social media vigilante. She and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, organized the party on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.

She didn't wear all black, but it looked that way under certain light. She added even more glamour with a bright red lipstick.

The royal also looked to Her Majesty for a helping hand and borrowed her diamond wedding bracelet, which Prince Philip designed for their nuptials back in 1947.

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