​Kate Middleton Appearance At Sports Public Ceremony

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December 19, 2012
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Kate Middleton made her first formal public appearance at an awards ceremony since getting out of the hospital from hyperemesis gravidarum or acute morning sickness.

The 30-year-old Duchess of Cambridge attended the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony wearing an Alexander McQueen dark green gown, which was the same fashion line that designed for her wedding gown.

She attended the ceremony solo, as husband Prince William, left to go to a movie premiere last week while she was still recovering at the King Edward VII Hospital in London.

Middleton was in attendance to hand out the lifetime achievement award and the sports personality of the year award. The lifetime achievement award went to former Olympian Sebastian Coe, 56, who is a newly elected chairman of the British Olympic Association. The sports personality of the year award was won by Tour de France and Olympic champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins, 32.

According to Palace officials, Middleton is still in the first 12 weeks of her pregnancy.

Kate did not make any speeches during the ceremony, and a source has told Us Weekly that it had been a touch and go situation.

“A decision wasn’t made until the very last minute due to Catherine’s health. She doesn’t feel well enough to carry out a lengthy engagement but was determined to pay tribute to [Team GB sportsmen and women],” a source told the publication.