Why Kate Middleton didn't wear black to the BAFTAs

Many actors took to last night's BAFTAs red carpet wearing black, continuing the stand against gender inequality in the film industry. Kate Middleton wore green, but did the royal show her support for Time's Up in more subtle ways?

After much public speculation about the colour she would choose to wear amidst the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) in a dark green dress with a black waistband and emerald green jewellery.

Many had hoped that Kate would have shown her support for Time's Up at Britain's most prestigious film awards, joining actors Margot Robbie, Angelina Jolie, Saoirse Ronan and Lupita Nyong'o.

However, royal protocol dictates that members of the royal family are to abstain from making political statements, meaning that Kate would likely have faced a dilemma when dressing for the event.

While the Duchess did not wear black, some have wondered whether the black waistband on her Jenny Packham gown - one of Kate's go-to designers - and her black purse may have subtly made her political views know.

Kate's choice of emerald green jewellery could also be an insight into her support for the cause, as the precious stone is a symbol of hope, renewal and growth; key sentiments behind the Time's Up's initiative. A number of actors - including Zoe Kravitz and Debra Messing - also wore emerald green jewellery on this year's Golden Globes red carpet in a show of solidarity.

After the resignation of Stephen Fry - who had hosted the awards for 12 years - last night's BAFTAs were hosted by iconic British actor Joanna Lumley, who also wore black in support of Time's Up. 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri' took out Best Film, with its lead Frances McDormand taking home the Leading Actress award.

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