Thursday 19 July 2018

Pregnant Kate Middleton stands out in olive green on BAFTAs red carpet as stars wear black for Time's Up

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 18, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 18, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 18, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 18, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire.
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Kate Middleton stood out amongst a sea of stars in black on the BAFTAs red carpet.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is heavily pregnant and was in attendance with her husband Prince William, was radiant in a Jenny Packham gown with a plunging neckline.

They were the last couple to walk the red carpet ahead of the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, after stars including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Naomie Harris, Saoirse Ronan and Octavia Spencer.

The vast majority of stars opted to wear black in solidary with with Time’s Up – the movement launched following the sexual harassment scandal which engulfed Hollywood after an avalanche of allegations were made against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Read more: Protesters storm BAFTA red carpet moments before Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive 

Activists fighting harassment and violence against women also walked the red carpet as guests of stars of the big screen.

While members of the royal family do not express allegiance with political movements, the Duchess did wear a black belt over her baby bump.  The couple is expected to welcome their third child in April.

When they arrived on the red carpet they were greeted by the chief executive of Bafta, Amanda Berry, and were seated in the front row of the event.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 18, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 18, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

William, who is president of BAFTA, presented the Fellowship award to Ridley Scott.  It is the highest accolade given by Bafta to someone who has made an exceptional contribution to film, television, or video games.

Sir Ridley Scott's latest film, All the Money in the World, had to be recast after its lead actor Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault, with Christopher Plummer taking his place.

Read more: BAFTAS 2018 red carpet: Saoirse Ronan and Caitriona Balfe stun in black with Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, and Jennifer Lawrence 

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