The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a reception on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace on Monday evening to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit.
The royal couple were joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and The Princess Royal.
Kate with Sophie (on her 55th birthday!) during the reception.
The royals welcomed Heads of State and Government officials attending the UK-Africa Investment Summit.
Kate looked resplendent in a red Needle & Thread 'Aurora' Sequin Gown (£410).
The 'Aurora' gown from the brand's SS20 'Love Hearts' collection is a mix of lightweight tulle and heavy embellishment. Inspired by Victorian style - the sequins on this 'Aurora' gown are specially placed to resemble the intricate patterns of vintage lace. The slim silhouette is finished with ruffle trims along the neckline and shoulders.
The gown in also available in beige and blue at Net-a-Porter.
A shorter version of the 'Aurora' style is available at Net-A-Porter.
The Duchess teamed it with her red pony hair Jenny Packham 'Casa' clutch and red suede Gianvito Rossi pumps.
Kate finished the look with a new pair of ruby drop earrings by Soru Jewellery (US$270).
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