Kate Middleton wears green to BAFTAS amid all-black protest


It's not that easy deciding to wear green.

Kate Middleton donned a dark green dress with a black ribbon cinched around her waist to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Sunday night — despite the fact that nearly all other women in attendance wore black.

The Duchess of Cambridge's color choice was widely discussed leading up the London ceremony, which is the U.K.'s version of the Oscars.

Just like at the Golden Globes last month, this year's BAFTAs attendees made a statement in support of the Time's Up initiative by encouraging stars to wear black.

See Kate Middleton at the 2018 BAFTAs:

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The dilemma for Kate, however, comes with the fact that she is a member of the royal family, and is therefore expected to abstain from making any political statements — even for a cause as good as fighting sexual harassment.

The royal, who is expecting her third child, attended Sunday night's ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall with husband Prince William, who is the president of BAFTA.

The event was a star-studded affair, drawing dozens of A-list celebrities sporting black, including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan.

Kate was joined by a select few stars who opted not to wear black, including Israeli socialite Hofit Golan.

Still, her decision was met with some criticism on social media from fans who'd hoped she'd use her high-profile platform to make a statement.

"So disappointed that the duchess didn't wear black at the #BAFTAs," one user wrote on Twitter. "I know it's royal code but I hoped they would use this to show that we have a modern monarchy. It's not political, it's supporting women!"

"I know the Royals aren't supposed to get involved with 'protests' or anything…but would it really have been THAT bad for Kate Middleton to wear black???" wrote another.

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Others defended her neutral stance — including polarizing British journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan.

"Duchess of Cambridge being abused by 'feminists' on Twitter for not wearing a black dress at tonight's #BAFTAS. Apparently, she's not allowed to exercise HER feminist right to wear whatever colour dress she chooses," Morgan wrote.

"Kate Middleton is a Duchess. Royals can't make political statements towards such campaigns/movements like #MeToo. That's it. Nothing more," wrote another Twitter user.