Duchess of Cambridge wears £410 Needle & Thread dress at Buckingham Palace reception - and it's still available to buy

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit. 

The event, which was held on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen on Monday evening, celebrated the strength of the relationship between the UK and Africa. 

For the occasion, Kate stunned in a sequinned cherry red evening gown and co-ordinating crimson accessories.

The glitzy gown was by British brand, Needle and Thread, who is known for exquisitely embellished evening wear at mid-range prices. Dresses retail at between £235 and £495.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a red sequin dress for a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit (PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a sequin red dress at Buckingham Palace to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit (PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge paired the red dress with matching accessories (PA)

Buy it: Aurora Gown | £410 from Needle and Thread 

Kate’s Aurora Gown, which featured long sleeves, a flattering A-line silhouette and frill lace detail is available to purchase for £410 in UK sizes 4 to 18.

The design’s available in four alternative colours: dusk blue, blossom, silver and black.

However, the dress is currently only in stock in ‘Cherry Red’ and ‘Ballet Black.

The glamorous sequined tulle dress also comes in a shorter mini dress style, which is a more affordable option at £350

Kate kept her look tonal, opting to accessorise with red suede Gianvito Rossi pumps, which are available to buy for £510, plus a red clutch bag and earrings.  

The event was also attended by numerous other Royal Family members, including Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne.

The Countess of Wessex also wore a red midi dress to the evening reception (PA)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who celebrated her 55th birthday on Monday also wore a statement red dress.

The mother-of-two wore a scalloped Alaïa design that she has worn a number of times before.

The occasion was not attended by Prince Harry, who earlier in the day had attended the UK-Africa Investment Summit in Greenwich along with prime minister Boris Johnson. 

3 Needle & Thread dresses on sale

Aurora Dress | £242 (Was £350) from Needle & Thread

Scarlett Sequin Gown | £195 (Was £389) from Needle & Thread

Sequin Mini Dress | £143 (Was £285) from Needle & Thread