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Duchess of Cambridge & Countess of Wessex to host fashion reception at Buckingham Palace

The two most stylish members of The Royal Family will unite in April to host a fashion reception at Buckingham Palace in the lead up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

The Duchess of Cambridge and The Countess of Wessex will host the reception on behalf of The Queen during London Fashion Week.

The event will celebrate and showcase a newly launched creative initiative – the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange.

Launched this week, The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange’s mission is to create partnerships between established and emerging talent from across the 52 member countries.

The reception will bring together influential people from across the global fashion industry,

According to Buckingham Palace: “The initiative uses fashion as a common language and platform to help people understand the modern Commonwealth in a different way.

“It will celebrate a creativity, sustainable production and manufacturing, trade links and ethical supply chains across the fashion industry, from business and design to textile and fabric design and manufacturing, to craft and artisan skills.”

Over the last six months, major fashion designers including Stella McCartney, Karen Walker and Bibi Russell have gotten behind the project to help exchange ideas.

The Duchess and Countess are hosting this project on behalf of the 91-year-old Monarch who will be occupied hosting receptions, meetings and dinners in Windsor.

While The Queen is away working and hosting the 52 Commonwealth heads of government, other members of The Royal Family are stepping up to cover for Her Majesty.

More engagements will be released closer to the time.

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