Kate Middleton smartens up to award medals at the Paralympics

Kate Middleton ditched her jeans and trainers as she handed out a gold medal to Aled Davies

Kate Middleton ditched her trusty trainers and jeans combo and smartened up to present Team GB’s Aled Davies with a gold medal during the Paralympics.

The Duchess of Cambridge has already cheered on athletes in the Velodrome, Aquatics Centre and at the Eton Dorney rowing centre during the Paralympics, but this weekend she took the spotlight to hand out medals in the Olympic Stadium.

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Kate had long been scheduled to give out the medals for the Men’s Discus Throw and it was a ‘happy coincidence’, according to her spokesperson, that the first prize she gave out was to a member of Team GB.

Aled, who won the gold and got to meet the Duchess of Cambridge, tweeted: ‘Was lovely to meet the Duchess! Was an honor! Such a lovely person! Crazy to think I’m a Paralympic champion!’

Kate, 30, wore a patterned Team GB scarf and a dark navy blazer and skirt for the occasion, as well as her favourite Stuart Weitzman wedges.

She and Prince William will soon head off on their tour of the South Pacific as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The royal couple will kick things off in Singapore September 11.

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