January 20, Prince William and Kate Middleton hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace Monday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. The reception was held in honor of the UK-Africa Investment Summit, which is taking place in London, and brought together representatives of many states.
For the official evening, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for the midi-length glittering dress by Needle & Thread and matching red heels by Gianvito Rossi. She completed the look with a gold-edged clutch from one of her favorite British brands, Jenny Packham. She wore her hair in her signature bouncy blowout.
Kate and William were accompanied by the youngest son of Elizabeth II, Prince Edward, along with his wife Sophie. It is assumed that, the couple might be a good choice to take over some public royal duties now that Meghan and Harry are not working in an official capacity for the family. Their children, Lady Louise, 16, and James, Viscount Severen, 12, are growing up, and this will allow them more flexibility to carve her own path.
Prior to this, the couple rarely appeared at official events, however, many media called Sophie the Queen's beloved daughter-in-law - the woman has the right to accompany Elizabeth II in one limousine and represent her interests on foreign trips.