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Kate to carry out first solo engagement since son's birth

The Duchess of Cambridge will attend an event for the SportsAid charity of which she is patron Credit: Press Association

The Duchess of Cambridge will carry out her first solo engagement since the birth of Prince George at a SportsAid charity event later today.

Kate, who became patron of the charity last April, will view young athletes taking part in a number of sports activities including wheelchair basketball, fencing and badminton.

The Duchess will then join athletes and their parents as they attend educational workshops and receive advice from Olympians and Paralympians including Katherine Grainger, Ade Adepitan and Karen Pickering.


'Gap needs to narrow' between Paralympians & disabled

Para-Equestrian gold medalist Sophie Christiansen has said that the UK needs to "narrow the gap" between how it views Paralympians and attitudes towards disabled people in general.

Sophie told ITV News: "I think a year ago at the Paralympics everyone was at an all-time high. perceptions of disability had really changed. I think a tear on perceptions are still changing, they're still positive towards Paralympians and to a certain extend disability.

"I do think a slight negativity is creeping in, in terms of stories in the news about 'benefit scroungers'.

"We really need to narrow that gap between Paralympians and the regular disability community. You can be disabled and not do sport and still do amazing things."

Olympic star Trott: 'It's been a mad 12 months'

Double London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott told ITV News reporter Ben Chapman that it's been "a mad 12 months" after she picked up her OBE at Buckingham Palace.

She said: "It's been a mad 12 months. At the start of last year, I could never have imagined I'd be doing all this. Just the feeling I'm getting is absolutely amazing, I'm just bouncing from one thing to another."

Read: London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic stars honoured at Buckingham Palace


Trott 'excited' to be honoured at Buckingham Palace

British cyclist and double Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott has tweeted that she is "excited" to visit Buckingham Palace today to receive an OBE.

Trott is one of several Olympians and Paralympians who will be honoured for their success at the London 2012 Games last summer.

Read: OBE for Paralympic gold winner Sophie Christiansen

Read: Richard Whitehead honoured for services to athletics

Olympians and Paralympians to receive honours

Olympians and Paralympians will be amongst those to receive honours from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.

Paralympic gold medalist, Ellie Simmonds Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

Paralympic Gold medalist Ellie Simmonds will be given an OBE today, while British road and track cyclist Sarah Storey will be named a Dame.

British road and track cyclist Sarah Storey Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

The paralympic cyclist has won a total of 11 Gold, eight Silver and three Bronze medals across a career panning six Paralympic Games.

Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Tae Kwon Do sensation Jade Jones was the youngest member of Team GB to take a gold at least year's Olympics, and will be awarded an MBE, as will Olympic rower Katherine Copeland.

Duchess of Cambridge patron to future Olympians

The Duchess of Cambridge has become patron of an organisation which supports the Olympians and Paralympians of tomorrow.

Hailed as the "champion of champions", Kate was an official ambassador for Britain's London 2012 teams and has now become the figurehead of SportsAid.

The "champion of champions", the Duchess of Cambridge Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Duchess has accepted two other patronages, St James' Palace said, with Place2Be, a mental health charity for schoolchildren and London's awarding-winning tourist attraction the Natural History Museum.

The royal is increasing her charitable workload and is now patron of seven organisations and an occasional volunteer with the Scout Association, despite being six months pregnant.

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