Catherine stuns in floral gown at Buckingham Palace event

The dress has 10 floral designs 12 styles of stitching 9 kilometres of thread and took 1000 hours to stitch

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".

Last night many thought the Duchess would make a symbolic gesture towards the Time's Up campaign against sexual harassment by wearing black to the BAFTAs. The 36-year-old's baby bump was on full display during the reception.

The Duchess of Cambridge and fellow stylish royal Sophie, Countess of Wessex joined forces on Monday evening (Feb. 19) for a very fashionable cause. As usual, she wore her luscious brunette locks past her shoulders for the event, and kept her makeup minimal.

Royal Family etiquette dictates that members should stay away from making strong party political statements and should remain unbiased - which is why the Duchess likely opted to wear a dark green gown. This initiative brought together the talents of designers and craftsmen of the 52 Commonwealth countries that have created outfits durable and unique in their kind, which were presented during the reception.

Princess Beatrice of York this evening attended a Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace.

Kate Middleton and Sophie Rhys-Jones have returned to the editor-in-chief of US Vogue, Anna Wintour, and her new british counterpart, Edward Enninful, but also Stella McCartney, or the top model Naomi Campbell.

The event is one of huge importance in the fashion world; over the past six months, major fashion designers such as Stella McCartney and Bibi Russell have partnered with artisan producers in small nations with the intention of creating a skills exchange.

While the looks had their debut at the Palace, they will soon travel to other venues across London and the United Kingdom for members of the public to enjoy.



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