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.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she attends the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRIS JACKSON (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Poo/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
The Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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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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Allison Janney attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Angelina Jolie attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Jennifer Lawrence attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Lupita Nyong'o attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she attends the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRIS JACKSON (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA-Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Margot Robbie attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Octavia Spencer attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Saoirse Ronan attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Salma Hayak attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Greta Gerwig attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Letitia Wright attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Naomie Harris attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Emma Roberts attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Helena Bonham Carter attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Annette Bening attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Gary Oldman attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Kate Mara attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Orlando Bloom attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Isabelle Huppert attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Andy Serkis (L) and Lorraine Ashbourne attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Timothee Chalamet attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Willem Defoe and Giada Colagrande attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Sian Welby attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Lydia Bright attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Victoria Bonya attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Amanda Berry, BAFTA CEO, attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Jackie Sinclair attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Anya Taylor-Joy attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
AJ Odudu 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. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Isabell Kristensen attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Leslie Bibb (L) and Sam Rockwell attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Haley Bennett 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. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Cressida Bonas attends The British Academy Film Awards 2018 at The Royal Albert Hall wearing Atelier Swarovski, the official jewellery partner, on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Lily James attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Toby Jones attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Ruth Wilson attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Andrea Riseborough attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Gemma Arterton attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Sam Claflin attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Sophie Cookson attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Millie Mackintosh attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Sophie Cookson attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Taron Egerton attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
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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.

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