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Pregnant Kate Middleton Makes First Public Appearance Since Morning Sickness Hospitalization

( [email protected] ) Dec 18, 2012 08:12 AM EST
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, made her first public appearance since her hospitalization for acute morning sickness that was caused by her pregnancy.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, stands alongside second placed Sports Personality of the Year 2012, British athlete Jessica Ennis during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012 in London, Sunday Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/David Davies, PA)

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, made her first public appearance since her hospitalization for acute morning sickness that was caused by her pregnancy.

This Sunday night, the Duchess presented awards on the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards in London, which were broadcasted throughout Britain.

Middleton wore a dark green Alexander McQueen dress, which had bell sleeves that cut off near the wrist and a flat stomach that revealed Middleton is still very thin and not yet showing. She seemed composed and comfortable, showing no signs of the acute morning sickness that had led to her recent hospitalization.

Middleton was hospitalized for three nights starting on Dec. 3 and while she is feeling better, she is still unable to stay for long engagements.

According to Us Weekly, although the Duchess appeared “determined,” she could not confirm her appearance until the “last minute.”

Middleton was hospitalized for three nights starting on Dec. 3 and while she is feeling better, she is still unable to stay for long engagements.

“She doesn’t feel well enough to carry out a lengthy engagement but was determined to pay tribute to [Team GB sportsmen and women],” the source said.

Middleton presented the Lifetime Achievement awards to Sebastian Coe, the newly elected chairman of the British Olympic Association and a two-time Olympic middle-distance champion. She also presented the sports personality of the year award, won by Tour de France and Olympic Champion Bradley Wiggins.

The duchess is in the first 12 weeks of her pregnancy. It would be the first child for her and her husband, Prince William.