Kate Middleton has made her first official solo appearance since the birth of her baby son Prince George.
With a warm smile, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived for a special visit at the former Olympic Park to meet young athletes who are being supported by SportsAid, a charity of which she is patron.
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As with each of her engagements, Kate’s arrival was highly anticipated. And, as always, she lived up to all expectations, charming the elite young athletes with her warmth and generosity of time.
The popular royal went to great lengths to engage with many of the excited youngsters as she made her way around the indoor venue.
She looked particularly chic in a striped t-shirt, jeans, stylish wedges and a dark blazer, her hair cascading around her shoulders.
During her visit to the Copper Box, new mum Kate spent time watching the country’s future Olympians and Paralympians, who have all received expert tuition from SportsAid, as they took part in a number of activities, from wheelchair basketball and cerebral palsy football to fencing and badminton.
She will later join the athletes and their parents as they attended educational workshops about media and social media training, nutrition in sport and general guidance from stars including Katherine Granger, Ade Adepitan and Karen Pickering.
Since SportsAid was established in 1976, the charity has helped many of the UK’s most successful sportsmen and women, including two-thirds of the national team at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, by giving them cash awards during the defining early years of their careers.
Kate is a keen ambassador of sport, and enthusiastically cheered on the nation’s men and women during London 2012 in her role as official ambassador for Team GB and Paralympians GB.