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05/02/2018 16:48 GMT | Updated 05/02/2018 17:00 GMT

Duchess Of Cambridge Will Host A Commonwealth Fashion Exchange During London Fashion Week

Burberry and Stella McCartney will be showcasing looks on behalf of the UK.

The Duchess of Cambridge will be making an appearance at a fashion show held during London Fashion Week (LFW) this February.

Kate is backing an initiative that aims to bring the 52 countries of the Commonwealth together by staging a collaborative fashion show at Buckingham Palace

The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, created and managed by Livia Firth’s brand consultancy Eco Age, will take place on 19 February. The Duchess will host the reception on behalf of the Queen, along with the Countess of Wessex. 

Burberry and Stella McCartney will be showcasing looks on behalf of the UK, while Bibi Russell will be participating for Bangladesh and Karen Walker for New Zealand. 

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Firth told press: “By utilising the Commonwealth and through the potential of the artisan fashion trade we can have a positive impact on female empowerment and poverty reduction.”

As well as the LFW showcase, there will be an exhibition available to the public at Australia House, on The Strand, London, from 21 February. The presentation will also be hosted online by Matchesfashion.com and Google Arts for those who cannot attend.

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