By Lucy Pavia
From the editors of Marie Claire
Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived on the BAFTAs pink carpet tonight to attend the ceremony and champion William’s position as president of the Academy.
Walking the pink carpet on the Royal Albert Hall with BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry – company of honour at all times arrive final – William wore black tie, Kate wore a protracted, darkish inexperienced empire line gown by British designer Jenny Packham.
Kate’s alternative of darkish inexperienced stood out in tonight’s sea of black outfits, as actresses starting from Jennifer Lawrence to Octavia Spencer picked an all-black or monochrome look to spotlight the continued #TimesUp motion towards sexual harassment and inequality within the leisure business, a motion kickstarted on the Golden Globes in early January.
There had been hypothesis as as to if Kate Middleton would go for black given the size and momentum of the #TimesUp motion (regardless of a couple of Golden Globes attendees opting out for their very own private causes), however in the long run she opted out.
Why? Though the Duchess of Cambridge would possibly privately help #TimesUp, as a member of the royal household, and due to this fact a figurehead of the British authorities, she should keep a impartial stance about any political trigger or motion.
That stated, the Queen did put on a suspiciously professional-EU hat to open parliament final yr (is she secretly horrified about Brexit and thought f*** it I’m 90 and I’ll do what I like? Who is aware of).
But one element of Kate Middleton’s BAFTA outfit did seem to nod to the motion: her Jenny Packham gown was lower with a skinny black velvet ribbon just under the bust. Though whether or not that is simply the gown or a gesture of a solidarity will stay unclear.
Of course – as is the case with just about each outfit state of affairs – issues have been slightly extra easy for Prince William, who tipped up within the common males’s uniform of basic black tie.