Kate Middleton’s BAFTA appearance alongside Prince William could cause controversy for pregnant royal

Posted on Feb 18 2018 - 8:08pm by admin

Kate Middleton may not wear all-black to the BAFTAs for royal etiquette rules Kate Middleton will be attending the BAFTAs with Prince William [Getty]

Kate Middleton and Prince William attended the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards last year, with Kate stunning in a black floral gown. 

At this year’s BAFTAs, A-list movie and TV stars being encouraged to wear all black on the red carpet to show support for the Time’s Up initiative. 

Similar to the 2018 Golden Globe awards which took place in January, celebrities will walk the carpet in dark colours, to both protest against sexual harassment and support victims of abuse. 

Kate Middleton may not wear all-black to the BAFTAs for royal etiquette rules Kate Middleton wore black to last year’s BAFTAs[Getty]

Fashion watchers are now waiting to see what 37 year old Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, will wear on the red carpet. 

While the Duchess herself may personally support the Time’s Up movement, wearing all black on the red carpet would break two big royal rules. 

Firstly, the royal family usually stay away from strong political statements and should remain unbiased. 

kate middletonKate has been dressing stylishly throughout her pregnancy[Getty]

On The Monarchy’s website, it states: “As head of state, the Queen has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters.”

Kate has abided by the same rules by avoiding to speak her personal opinion on certain subjects. 

In addition, if Kate were to wear black, she would be breaking a royal fashion rule which encourages royals to not wear all black unless the event is a funeral or Remembrance Day. 

meryl streepStars wore black on the Golden Globes red carpet[Getty]

Kate Middleton conceals her blossoming bump in a burgundy coatKate Middleton is carrying out royal engagements in the later stages of her pregnancy[Getty]

However, the Duchess of Cambridge could risk upsetting supporters of the movement by wearing a bright colour. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William are set to welcome their third child after Kensington Palace announced their big baby news on September 4.

It’s not known exactly when Kate will retire from her duties for maternity leave but it’s thought to be around four weeks before her due date.

Though Kate is now in the later stages of her pregnancy, she is continuing to carry out royal engagements. 

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