Kate Middleton wears green to BAFTAS amid all-black #MeToo protest

Princess Charlotte and Prince George with Kate Middleton and Prince William

The event was a star-studded affair, drawing dozens of A-list celebrities sporting black, including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan. Many were wondering whether the Duchess of Cambridge would wear black in support of the Time's Up movement.

Many of Britain's most prominent female entertainment stars signed an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment, ahead of the award ceremony. Royal family members are also encouraged not to wear black unless they are attending a funeral or Remembrance Day.

Kate Middleton arrived at the BAFTAs red carpet in a forest green gown by Jenny Packham.

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Kate, who is expecting her third child with Prince William, may have chosen the dark green colour in honour of the Suffragettes, who used the colour to represent hope. While Kensington Palace has yet to respond to the backlash over Kate's dress choice, Allison Janney has come to the Duchess' defense.

So in order to side-step the issue, the 36-year-old opted for a deep, khaki-hued dress which ensured she didn't stand out from the sea of all-black too much. The stars graced the red carpet in black, and the same can be expected for the upcoming Oscars ceremony in March.

The Duchess of Cambridge strolled the carpet on the arm of hubby Prince William, who is the president of the BAFTAs, showing off her baby bump in the flowy, empire-waist silhouette which she styled with an emerald statement necklace and black clutch.

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The Fellowship award is the highest accolade given by Bafta to someone who has made an exceptional contribution to film, television, or video games.

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