Even a princess makes mistakes! Kate Middleton attended the 2018 BAFTA awards and may have missed the dress code memo.
Whether the princess wasn’t aware or simply didn’t care, she showed up to the awards show wearing a green gown that stood out for all the wrong reasons. Along with numerous other awards shows this year, BAFTA attendees abided to the 'Time’s Up' movement protocol where most women have stuck to an all-black dress code. However, Middleton seems to have gone another way.
The all-black dress code has swept through Hollywood the past few months, as an outward show of support for the victims of sexual assault and abuse. Prince William and Kate Middleton both were in attendance at yesterday evening's BAFTA Awards in England. And although Prince William rocked a classic black tux, Middleton strutted the red carpet in a green gown that had no one feeling envious.
It was certainly a notable fashion choice, since most of the big stars of the night stuck to the blackout theme as seen during the Golden Globes this year. Actresses who wore all black included Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lawrence, Naomie Harris, Lupita Nyong’o, Salma Hayek, and Octavia Spencer amongst many others.
The Royal Family typically avoids making overtly political statements or gestures, but many believe that this is one Kate Middleton could have easily gotten behind. One Twitter user wrote, “it’s not a political thing, it’s a woman thing!” Other social media users chimed in on the subject claiming, “there is nothing political about standing up to sexual assault. This should’ve been an easy choice for them to make, and they failed.”
As much as we would have loved to see Kate Middleton show up in solidarity for abuse and assault victims, we can’t blame her for playing by her own rules. Although we aren’t sure whether the Princess didn't get the memo, or if she just wanted to steer clear of any controversial issues. Either way, Middleton made a statement.