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Duchess of Cambridge stuns in blue at SportsAid 40th anniversary gala

The Duchess of Cambridge was joined last night by Olympic stars of the past, future and present for the SportsAid charity gala in London.

The Duchess looked stunning in a new floor-length blue dress by Roland Mouret and looked dazzling in a diamond Cartier earrings during the SportsAid gala on Thursday evening.

Speaking at the event, Catherine said: “We cannot wait to meet the next SportsAid champions – the next Chris Hoys and Katherine Graingers who will remind us all of the magic and the power of sport.

“So thank you all for supporting the incredible work of SportsAid.  I am immensely proud to be their patron and I can’t wait to cheer on our team competing in Rio.

“I do hope you enjoy tonight’s very special occasion.”

The Duchess has been a patron of the charity SportsAid since 2013. The organization has provided financial assistance to many young athletes. The charity also helped them to continue their training and compete in various sporting events. A few of the SportsAid alumni’s careers were also launched through the help of the said organization.

Almost two-thirds of the British team at London 2012 were former or current recipients of SportsAid’s support, winning 20 Olympic and 27 Paralympic gold medals between them.

The charity’s alumni include Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah, Tom Daley, Denise Lewis, Chris Hoy, Steve Redgrave and Ellie Simmonds.

The Duchess met athletes such as Tanni-Grey Thompson and Sharron Davies as well as 18-year-old boxing hopeful Chantelle Reid during the glamorous event.

Tanni said: “It’s fantastic having the Duchess as patron.

While Chantelle, from Derby, added: “I told the Duchess how much SportsAid has helped me with my funding, physio and nutrition.

Kate has been a patron of the charity SportsAid since 2013. The organization has provided financial assistance to many young athletes. The charity also helped them to continue their training and compete in various sporting events. A few of the SportsAid alumni’s careers were also launched through the help of the said organization.

Featured photo credit: Ricky Wilson via Flickr CC

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