Kate Middleton Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospitalization

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, made her first public appearance since hospitalization for severe morning sickness on Sunday.

Middleton presented awards at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, which was broadcasted all over Britain. The AP reports that she wore a dark green outfit and seemed comfortable, healthy, and strong, with no visible signs of the acute morning sickness that caused the Duchess to be hospitalized.

Daily Mail reports that she was only on-hand at the ceremony for roughly 45 minutes, but that she wanted to be present to honor the nation’s athletes.

“While the Duchess does not feel ready to attend a four hour engagement, she is keen to show her support to the UK’s sportsmen and women at this prestigious event which caps a momentous year for British sport,” said a Royal source.

Middleton hasn’t made a public appearance since leaving King Edward VII Hospital in London on December 6.

At the show’s conclusion, Middleton presented the lifetime achievement award 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 to Tour de France and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins.

Royal officials have confirmed that Middleton is in her first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It will be the first child for Middleton and husband, Prince William.

Middleton’s appearance is also the first since the apparent suicide of King Edward VII Hospital nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was the victim of a prank call by two Australian radio DJs. She said that she was deeply saddened by the nurse’s death.