The pregnant princess has made first public appearance since her three-day hospital stay for hyperemesis gravidarum (pregnancy sickness).
Kate Middleton joined Bradley Wiggins on stage as Wiggins, an Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist who has won the Tour de France, was named the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year during the British broadcaster's annual recognition of sports excellence today. Wiggins won the honor over 11 other British sports stars, including Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis and U.S. Open champion (and gold medalist) Andy Murray.
Middleton wore a full-length emerald gown to the event, where she presented Sebastian Coe, a former Olympian who headed up the London 2012 Olympics, with a lifetime achievement award.
More than 15,000 people filled the ExCeL in London to see the awards (which hosted Olympic contests). The show was broadcast on BBC One, as well as BBC radio service 5 live and on the BBC Sports website.
The BBC has claimed that the was the biggest sports award ceremony in its 59-year history of being held. It is projected to break ratings records and is expected to have been the most-watched program in Britain on Sunday evening.
As an American, I do not really understand the fascination with the Royal Family. Of course, we pay a ton of attention to worthless celebrities here. They are just figurative now though, right, with no power?