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Duchess of Cambridge 'very well' after sickness

The Duchess of Cambridge said she was "very well" after recovering from severe pregnancy sickness. Kate made her first public appearance since leaving hospital at London's ExCeL centre during Sports Personality of the Year.

The Duchess attended the show in her role as an official ambassador of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic team Credit: PA Wire

After the ceremony Kate met some of this year's sporting heroes backstage including Sports Personality runner-up Jessica Ennis.

The Duchess told presenter Gary Lineker she was "very well" after he asked about her condition, before she admitted to Paralympic athlete Wright that her time on stage had been "well scary".

Bradley Wiggins thanks team mates and Olympians

Speaking at London's Excel Centre as he accepted the award, Bradley Wiggins said: "What a year, and to stand on this stage with the likes of these people next to me is incredible.

"And I'd like to thank my team mates because again without them I wouldn't be here tonight, and wouldn't be stood on this stage... To all the Olympians here tonight, because again it would be nothing stood here without the incredible year that we've had, so thanks to everyone."

Winner of Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Bradley Wiggins Credit: PA Wire

Ennis and Murray finished in second and third

Wiggins won the public vote after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France, cycling's ultimate prize, in July, followed days later by the Olympic Time Trial on the streets of Surrey.

Team GB Heptathlon gold medal-winner Jessica Ennis was second, with US Open tennis winner and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray third.

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