Kate to Appear in Public

    Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge,  opens a new Astroturf playing field, during her visit to St. Andrew’s School, where she  attended school from 1986 till 1995, in Pangbourne, England, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The Duchess of Cambridge has gone back to school. The royal, formerly known as Kate Middleton, played hockey and revealed her childhood nickname — Squeak — when she returned to her elementary school for a visit Friday. Kate told teachers and students at the private St. Andrew's School in southern England that her 10 years there were "some of my happiest years." She said that she enjoyed it so much that she had told her mother she wanted to return as a teacher. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, Pool)

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    In her first public showing since leaving the hospital for extreme morning sickness, Kate Middleton will attend the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards on Sunday night. With her husband, Prince William, at work for the Royal Air Force, the Duchess of Cambridge’s solo appearance at the event is expected to last no longer than 45 minutes—just long enough for her to present the lifetime achievement and the main Sports Personality of the Year awards. Kate’s move take the BBC up on its longstanding invitation suggests the royal mother-to-be’s health is on the upswing.

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