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

13:50  17 february  2018
13:50  17 february  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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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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