Updated: December 17, 2012 12:06 AM | By The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

Kate Middleton attends UK sports awards show

LONDON - The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance Sunday night since her hospitalization for acute morning sickness.


Kate Middleton attends UK sports awards show

Winner of the Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Bradley Wiggins, center, accepts his award onstage as Gary Lineker, left, Sue Barker, second from left, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, third from right, second place winner of the Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Jessica Ennis, second from right, and David Beckham watch, during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012 in London, Sunday Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/David Davies, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT: NO SALES: NO ARCHIVE

LONDON - The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance Sunday night since her hospitalization for acute morning sickness.

Looking healthy and strong, the former Kate Middleton presented awards at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year prizes, which were broadcast throughout Britain.

She wore a dark green outfit and seemed composed and comfortable, showing no signs of the acute morning sickness that had led to her recent hospitalization.

She had not been seen in public since leaving King Edward VII Hospital in London on Dec. 6. At the time, officials said the duchess would be resting.

At the conclusion of the gala show, she 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, won by Tour de France and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins.

Palace officials have said the Duchess is in the first 12 weeks of her pregnancy. It would be the first child for her and her husband, Prince William.

It was also her first public appearance since the apparent suicide of a nurse at King Edward VII Hospital who was the victim of a prank call by two DJs from an Australian radio show.

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