Allison Janney
Allison Janney wanted to greet Kate Middleton and Prince William at the 2018 BAFTAs, but was unsure of how to address them. Pictured: Janney poses in the press room during the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 18, 2018 in London, England. Jeff Spicer / Getty Images

Allison Janney, Kate Middleton and Prince William all attended the 2018 BAFTAs on Sunday.

The “Mom” star was recognized for her role in “I, Tonya,” and she brought home the best supporting actress award. At one point during the show, Janney chanced upon the royal couple and was so star struck by them that she wanted to say hello. Luckily, Janney was able to stop herself from doing so because she feared that she would be breaking royal protocol.

“I got hit by a wave of joy and emotion. It was extraordinary. Then having Kate and William right there in the front row. I was just looking at them. I couldn’t even… I didn’t know whether I would say hello or anything to them. And then I looked at them and thought, ‘No! You’re going to say something wrong. You don’t say Kate and William. You say Regina.’ So whatever. I decided to just look at them, smile and just stare,” she said.

Janney, who wore a black gown to the awards show also talked about Middleton’s dress choice. The funny woman said that she is not one to judge the royal based on her decision to not wear black.

“I would never judge anyone’s choice of what they’re wearing. She looked absolutely beautiful, and I’m so happy for them and that she’s pregnant again,” she said.

But not everyone shared the same thoughts as with Janney. Some of the attendees of the BAFTAs, as well as the critics, were not happy with Middleton’s decision to wear green and not black. Prior to Sunday’s event, a letter was sent out requesting – but not requiring – those who wish to support the MeToo and Time’s Up movements to wear black.

According to People, Middleton, as well as the other members of the royal family, tends to stay away from anything political. This is also why they do not vote. This is also the reason why Middleton opted to stay neutral about the recent issues of sexual abuse, assault and harassment by wearing green instead of black.