Kate visits SportsAid athlete workshop ‘recycling’ Olympics outfit; her first solo public engagement since Prince George’s birth

This morning, Kate attended an athlete workshop at the Olympic Park in London.  The workshop was held by charity SportsAid, of which Kate is patron.

For her first solo public engagement since the birth of Prince George three months ago, back in July, Kate re-wore (almost!) the same navy blue outfit from her visit to the 2012 London Olympics.

Kate Middleton wore her Corkswoon wedges & Smythe blazer at the SportsAid charity event today

Kate Middleton wore her Corkswoon wedges & Smythe blazer at the SportsAid charity event today

About Kate’s Outfit:

Kate wore her navy blue J Brand jeans along with the navy blue Smythe One Button Blazer, her white and blue Ralph Lauren Tori breton-striped top and her blue Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedges from Russell and Bromley.  I said she’s ‘almost’ re-wearing her Olympics outfit because, of course, she wore her Alexander McQueen striped top with the blazer, jeans and wedges back in 2012.  Finally, Kate accessorised her outfit with her pair of Kiki McDonough Grace Earrings.

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Here’s a quick reminder of Kate at the Olympics in 2012:

Kate Middleton 2012 London Olympics

Kate at the 2012 London Olympics

Now back to the event itself, which was held at the Copper Box in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  During her time with the charity this morning, Kate watched as athletes took part in a number of activities, including wheelchair basketball, volleyball, fencing and badminton.

She also joined in with the volleyball, as you can see in the following video:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lVk2HHmJ_M

There’s also a few fabulous pictures of the Duchess getting involved in the Volleyball (how she stayed upright in those Corkswoons, I’ll never know?)

Kate plays volleyball

Kate plays volleyball

Kate met the charity’s young athletes (and their parents), plus some Olympian and Paralympian athletes too.

Kate also took part in a mock news conference and got to ask a question to the young athletes (details/footage for this seem to be sparse at the moment – but I’ll update later, once more details are available).  BBC’s Peter Hunt notes that legendary interviewer Jeremy Paxman’s job is safe:

Kate’s patronage with SportsAid was announced earlier this year, back in January.  This is her first official visit to the charity as official patron.

On their website, SportsAid write that Kate is “helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games.”

Kate Middleton SportsAid

Kate at SportsAid today

About SportsAid:

Established in 1976, SportsAid has helped many people, some of which are now regarded as the UK’s most successful sportsmen and women, including two-thirds of the British team at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

SportsAid help ‘future champions’ aged between 12-18 to realise their potential for, and they give financial support to help meet essential costs such as travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and equipment.

Kate's Outfit for SportsAid athlete workshop 2013

Kate Middleton wears the Kiki McDonough Grace

Kiki McDonough Grace Earrings

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Comments

  1. So nice to see her back.
    I also play volleball and the wedges are too much for such event. The Mint Velvet sneakers could be a better choice.

  2. Kate’s body looks amazing! After having a baby there is not an ounce of fat left on her. I love her outfit although I think the shoes were a poor choice and perhaps different pants ( as perhaps they are slightly inappropriate being so tight) although she does rock these. Also her hair seems to be lacking sheen.