Indian and British cultures were celebrated in a reception held by Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace for the Indian delegates at the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 event.
Various guests from the world of sports, entertainment, politics and arts were invited to the event to mark the close ties between the two nations.
Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley was present at the event to represent the Indian government at this prestigious event.
Jaitley was accompanied by an entire Indian delegation that included actor Kamal Hassan, cricketer Kapil Dev, singer Gurdas Mann, fashion designer Manish Malhotra and sitar maestro Anoushka Shankar. International Indian personalities like Kunal Nayyar were also present at the historic event.
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The palace was lit up with beautiful peacock and Indian dancer silhouettes.
The Duchess looked stunning at the event.
Kunal Nayyar with his wife Neha Kapur.
And he expressed his happiness about how great the initiative is.
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Anoushka prior to the event.
Kate with Vikas Khanna
Kapil dev at the event.
And last but not the least, the food looked absolutely scrumptious!