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She surpassed everyone yesterday: Kate Middleton came to the BAFTA Awards in a dream dress and Diana's earrings and looked almost more beautiful than at her wedding.
The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs for short) took place on Sunday evening. In addition to fashionable missteps and a few eye-catchers, one in particular outshone the evening with her dreamy robe: Duchess Kate. In a white one-shoulder dress by Alexander McQueen, the 37-year-old walked the red carpet in the company of her husband Prince William and wore meaningful jewelry: earrings by Lady Diana. The two royals were invited as guests of honor to the 72nd BAFTA awards ceremony in London's Royal Albert Hall. Prince William has been President of the British Academy Film Awards since 2010.
Wedding dress designer creates evening gown for the BAFTAs
The reason why Kate chose this white dream dress of all things is not known. However, the Duchess hired the same designer who had already designed her wedding dress: Sarah Burton works for Alexander McQueen and is responsible for the breathtaking one-shoulder dress in white. The large pearl earrings from Lady Diana put one on top. The 37-year-old is said to have borrowed the bracelet from the Queen's possession. Was that breathtaking look the reason for the dead silence when William and Kate entered the hall?
"It's so quiet!"
Outside, the waiting fans cheered and applauded as William and Kate walked the red carpet. Suddenly silence in the star-studded hall - no music, no applause, not even the low murmur of people talking. Just stars who quietly rose from their seats. The reason: The silence is a sign of respect for the royal couple and thus part of the protocol. William and Kate must have been a bit uncomfortable too. "It's so quiet," whispers Kate smiling to a woman in the second row when she got to her seat. The royal etiquette sometimes seems strange not only to the observer - very sympathetic!