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Photos: March 22 – The Duke And Duchess of Cambridge Undertake Engagements Celebrating The Commonwealth

On her last two engagements before she takes maternity leave the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the day Celebrating The Commonwealth. In their first visit to Sportsaid Their Royal Highnesses met wheelchair basketball players, some of whom hope to compete in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham at the Copperbox Arena. Afterwards they took part in a Commonwealth Quiz in which athletes, coaches and supporters were questioned on their knowledge of the Commonwealth Games. In their second engagement they helped with preparations for the Commonwealth Big Lunch at St Luke’s Community Centre and met with staff and visitors. I have added 110 high quality photos to the gallery with more to come at a later date. Enjoy!

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June 09 – SportsAid’s 40th Anniversary Dinner
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June 09 – SportsAid’s 40th Anniversary Dinner

Today, (June 09, 2016) The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a dinner for the 40th Anniversary of SportsAid at Kensington Palace in London. Catherine has been Patron of the charity since 2013, SportsAid is a non-profit charity that “helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.” While at that pre-dinner Catherine met with SportsAid ambassadors and young athletes who will be competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics. During the dinner The Duchess gave a short speech which you can read below:

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It is an absolute pleasure to be here with you to celebrate SportsAid’s 40th anniversary.

Some of you may know that I love sport. I love cheering on teams and athletes that I am passionate about. I love the physical challenge sport presents and the mental strength it gives us all. And I love the way it so often brings people together to work as part of a team.

I suspect many of you in this room may feel the same. The brilliance of SportsAid is in really understanding just how much athletic competition gives to our country as a whole. By investing in young sporting talent, they ensure that there is a strong pipeline of inspirational heroes.

These athletes then serve as motivators to everyone in the UK to get involved, get active, and embrace the power of sport to make us happier and healthier.

With little over 50 days to go until the Games begin in Rio; the next Olympiad is almost here. As we did in London in 2012, we will see a new generation of sporting stars emerge into the spotlight.

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.