Kate Middleton Slammed for Not Wearing Black at the BAFTA Awards

Many rushed to the defense of the Duchess of Cambridge: “She can’t show support towards a political affiliation or bias”

Kate Middleton is under fire for not wearing black to the annual BAFTA Awards on Sunday, who instead wore a deep green gown.

Attendees of this year’s BAFTAs were encouraged to wear black as an unofficial dress code to support the Time’s Up initiative, similar to the Golden Globes in January. Middleton’s dress did feature a black sash underneath the gown, and she matched a black clutch to the ensemble.

“Disappointed in not wearing black to the It’s not a political thing. Its a woman thing! ,” wrote one user on Twitter.

“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.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Middleton wore a black off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown to last year’s event which would have fit perfectly with this year’s dress code.

Some fans were quick to defend the Duchess of Cambridge.

Britain’s royal family, which typically avoids making public political statements, has not commented on the matter. It is even considered “unconstitutional for the Monarch to vote in an election.” According to Newsweek, the Royal Family does “not exercise their right to vote.”

See tweets about Middleton’s dress choice below.