gary linker


one gifset per appearance → bbc sports personality of the year awards, london (16/12/2012)

The Duchess of Cambridge was the surprise guest of honour at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, her first event ever since the announcement of her first pregnancy and her first public appearance since leaving the King Edward VII hospital on December 6. She appeared on stage to present the awards before heading backstage to greet athletes including runner-up Jessica Ennis and honoured Lord Coe with a lifetime achievement. The Duchess told presenter Gary Linker she was “very well” following her illness and told Paralympic athlete Martine Wright her time on stage had been “well scary.” Earlier that month the Duchess had received three days’ treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition which leaves expectant mothers so ill they cannot keep food or liquids down.