Kate Middleton Wows in Green Gown at the BAFTAs Amid Actresses Wearing Black for Time's Up

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Talk about a royal glow!

Prince William and Kate Middleton hit the red carpet Sunday night for the BAFTAs, Britain's equivalent to the Oscars, where the seven-month pregnant Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a gorgeous gown.

Middleton wore a dark green Jenny Packham gown with cap-sleeves and a black ribbon to accentuate her baby bump.

Kate Middleton at 2018 BAFTAs
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The Duchess also accessorized with emerald jewelry and classic curls, as she walked hand in hand with her husband.

Prince William and Kate Middleton at 2018 BAFTAs
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Many other stars, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Angelina Jolie, opted for black in support of the Time's Up movement, and were encouraged to do so, according to Variety

But for royals, joining a movement such as Time's Up actually violates royal protocol, which expects members of the royal family to stay politically neutral in public. 

According to the monarchy's website, "As Head of State The Queen has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters, unable to vote or stand for election." 

The royal family is expected to follow suit in that manner, a spokesperson for the family told Newsweek during an election in 2017. 

Though quiet on political matters, the young royals have been vocal about other matters, primarily mental health

Earlier this month, the mother of two recorded a PSA for the charity Place2Be in honor Children's Mental Health Week. 

“Childhood is an incredibly important moment in our lives. It is the time when we explore our personalities, discover the potential that lies within us and learn how we be ourselves,” the pregnant royal said in the clip. “Our experience of the world at this early stage helps to shape who we become as adults and how we begin to feel comfortable in our own skin.”

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