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Entertainment Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?

13:50  17 february  2018
13:50  17 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Will royalty join them ? The Duchess of Cambridge is due to attend the Royal Albert Hall ceremony with husband Prince William, who is president of the British movie academy. In what may be a helpful precedent, she wore a black Alexander McQueen dress to last year's awards .

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, a bronze alloy BAFTA mask stands in a foundry in West Drayton, London, ahead of the award ceremony in February. Designed by US sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe in 1955, New Pro Foundries has been making the bronze casts since the ceremony was created in 1976. The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, a bronze alloy BAFTA mask stands in a foundry in West Drayton, London, ahead of the award ceremony in February. Designed by US sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe in 1955, New Pro Foundries has been making the bronze casts since the ceremony was created in 1976. The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

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Will royalty join them ? The Duchess of Cambridge is due to attend the Royal Albert Hall ceremony with husband Prince William, who is president of the British movie academy. In what may be a helpful precedent, she wore a black Alexander McQueen dress to last year's awards .

Will royalty join them ? The Duchess of Cambridge is due to attend the Royal Albert Hall ceremony with husband Prince William, who is president of the British movie academy. In what may be a helpful precedent, she wore a black Alexander McQueen dress to last year’s awards .

Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday's ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse.

Will royalty join them? The Duchess of Cambridge is due to attend the Royal Albert Hall ceremony with husband Prince William, who is president of the British movie academy.

The royal family usually steers clear of political statements, but it could be awkward for Kate to ignore the gesture and wear bright colors. In what may be a helpful precedent, she wore a black Alexander McQueen dress to last year's awards.

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