Kate Middleton may not wear black to the BAFTAs this year for royal etiquette reasons [Getty]
However, this year’s BAFTAs is different, with 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, celebrities will walk the carpet in dark colours, to both protest against sexual harassment and support victims of abuse.
The Queen and other members of the royal family do not make political statements [Getty]
In 2017, Kate Middleton wore a black floral gown to the awards [Getty]
But will Kate Middleton be wearing black?
Meghan Markle‘s soon to be sister-in-law has found herself in a fashion dilemma, whether to show support for the cause or not.
While the Duchess herself may personally support the cause, 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 Middleton is also not meant to wear all-black unless attending a funeral or Remembrance Day [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.
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As well, if Kate were to wear black, she’d be breaking a royal fashion rule which encourages royals to not wear all black unless the event is a funeral or Remembrance Day.
On the other hand, the Duchess could risk upsetting some people by wearing a bright colour.
Kate Middleton’s last gown was during the royal tour of Sweden and Norway where the Duchess wore a off white dress [Getty]
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Kate Middleton recently did break the no all-black rule during her royal tour of Sweden and Norway – see the look here.