Duchess of Cambridge ditches BAFTAs 2018 all-black dress code for bottle green Jenny Packham dress

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a bottle green gown by Jenny Packham for the 2018 BAFTAs ceremony [Photo: Getty]

On Sunday night, the Duchess of Cambridge faced one of her greatest fashion challenges to date after a letter urged BAFTA attendees to don all-black in support of the ‘Time’s Up’ movement.

But lending sartorial support against the sexual harassment allegations which have rocked the entertainment industry could be perceived as a breach of protocol and the Royal Family must remain politically-neutral at all times.

So in order to side-step the issue, the 36-year-old opted for a deep, khaki-hued dress by Jenny Peckham which featured a dainty black ribbon waist.

The Duchess of Cambridge may have ignored the all-black memo but could her black ribbon have been an act of concession? [Photo: Getty]

She accessorised the look with lens-catching jewels in a co-ordinating emerald shade and her go-to pair of Prada wavy-cut suede heels.

The Duke – who has been President of BAFTA since 2010 – and the Duchess of Cambridge took to the red carpet after the A-list headed inside the Royal Albert Hall for the ceremony.

For last year’s star-studded awards night, the pregnant royal donned a cold-shoulder gown from go-to label, Alexander McQueen’s resort 2016 line.

And the 36-year-old accessorised the evening look with the brand’s £876 Heart Clasp Clutch Box and a pair of Prada’s wavy-cut heels (both of which sold out instantly).

The royal also looked to Her Majesty for a helping hand and borrowed her diamond wedding bracelet, which Prince Philip designed for their nuptials back in 1947.

For last year’s star-studded ceremony, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a cold-shoulder gown by Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen [Photo: Getty]

It is the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has worn a label other than Alexander McQueen for the annual BAFTA ceremony and tonight proved the perfect opportunity to showcase her blossoming baby bump.

For a BAFTA reception back in 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a lilac-hued gown by Alexander McQueen [Photo: Getty]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will welcome their third child in April.

 

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