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Duchess Kate Is in a Major Fashion Predicament Over Wearing Black at the BAFTAs

If she doesn't support #TimesUp, there will be backlash. If she does, she's breaking royal protocol.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to attend the 2018 BAFTA Awards on February 18, where actresses are expected to wear black dresses in support of the #TimesUp movement—much like at the Golden Globes.

The thing is—as anyone who watches The Crown knows—royal family members are strictly forbidden from making political statements. If Duchess Kate wears a black dress, it could be seen as a breach of royal protocol. But if she doesn't wear one, she could be the only person in the room opting out of supporting this vital moment for women.

It presents a major predicament for her design team, as royal reporters are noting via social media.

As Daily Mirror correspondent Victoria Murphy notes, it's possible that Kate will find a workaround by wearing black with some sort of colorful detailing—an implicit statement of solidarity with #TimesUp that isn't technically all that statement-y.

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FYI, this is what Kate wore last time she attended the BAFTAs in 2017:


Stay tuned for the details of this year's dress.

From: Marie Claire US

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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