The day after the 71st BAFTA Awards Ceremony, Kate Middleton held the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange event at Buckingham Palace, a reception at the London Fashion Week . And she was helped in this by another representative of the British royal family – the wife of Prince Edward, the 53-year-old Countess of Wessex Sophie.

At the reception were presented the outfits created by designers from 52 states that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. The wife of Prince William appeared before the guests, among them were Anna Wintour, Naomi Campbell, Edward Ennfulful, Stella McCartney, Advoah Aboah, in a black and white dress with a floral print from Erdem.

The Countess of Wessex, who is often referred to in the press as one of the most stylish representatives of the royal family, chose a black dress with a red trim from Burberry.

News and photos shared blogger Encore.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush and Anna Wintour attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Tukua Turia from The Cook Islands attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland – Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Stella McCartney and Anna Wintour attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland – Pool/Getty Images)