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Pregnant Duchess Kate and her bump are a sweeping beauty at the BAFTAs 2018

Simply flawless!

By Chloe Lal
Well, it's official! Duchess Catherine and Prince William know how to do a royal red carpet takeover.
On Sunday, February 18th the pregnant mother-of-two and her beautiful baby bump arrived at the Royal Albert Hall for the 71st British Academy Film Awards - and she looked dazzling.
Kate was joined by her husband Prince William and the pair made a very graceful entrance as they stepped out for the 2018 BAFTAs.
Duchess Kate is pregnant with her third child.
Talk about a showstopping entrance.
It's a royal night out for the soon-to-be parents of three.
The proud mum to Prince George and Princess Charlotte turned to her favourite designer Jenny Packham to dress her for the event.
Kate, who is expected to give birth in April, highlighted her bump in a flowing emerald green gown, which featured a sweetheart neckline teamed with a pretty black ribbon belt.
To compliment the Hollywood-inspired outfit, Catherine went for a smoky eye, natural make up and soft waves.
She completed the look with a pièce de résistance: royal jewels!
Duchess Kate donned matching emerald and diamond necklace and earrings.
Catherine turned to Jenny Packham to dress her.
And her bump took centre stage.
Now that's sheer elegance.

Why Duchess Catherine didn't wear black to the BAFTAs?

While the 36-year-old was definitely a vision, her choice of dress colour did create quite the stir.
This year the British Academy Film Awards are taking a stand against sexual misconduct, pay disparity and discrimination that occurs in the entertainment industry.
Following the same lead as their former red carpet predecessors like the Golden Globes, celebrities are opting to wear black in solidarity with the profound Time's Up movement.
Since Catherine is a member of the royal family, she is discouraged to take a political stance on any issues - they're not even allowed to vote!
On The Monarchy's website it states: "As head of state, the Queen has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters."
It's also ill-advised for the British Royal Family to don the colour black unless they are at a funeral or it is Remembrance Day.
The couple aren't allowed to make political statements.
Kate was still heard with her subtle tributes.
She's still known as a bit of risk taker, Kate has worn dresses with hemlines above the knees, her love of casual jeans and wedges - but this time round the future Queen played it safe.
The soon-to-be mum-of-three also been highly vocal about supporting women's issues - focusing her royal efforts on mental health and motherhood.
"Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience," she said in a speech last year.
"However, at times it has also been a huge challenge. Even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not."
Fans believe Kate did her part in supporting the movement.
Catherine did wear green - which many have noted could be a nod to the Suffragette flag colours and her subtle black ribbon on her gown may have been her way of playing ode to the evening's significant dress code.
Inside the ceremony.
Catherine only has eyes for her Prince.
Kate and Wills were deemed guests of honour at the event.
This is the second time we've seen Prince William, who is the President of BAFTA, step out for the awards with his wife.
William will present the evening's most prestigious accolade -the Fellowship award - to director Sir Ridley Scott.
Last year, Catherine made her debut on the red carpet in a custom-made, floor-length gown from British designer Alexander Queen.
She braved arctic temperatures with the off-the-shoulder design to show-off green and violet embroidery and satin ribbon detailing.
Kate and Wills one year ago.

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