First Gold Medal Duties for The Duchess!

After a few days away from the Paralympic festivities The Duchess of Cambridge returned today to view Team GB’s gold medal in crew racing (also called mixed coxed fours, indicating that men and women row together). She joined The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. Thank you to a reader, Molly, who reminded me that The Earl of Wessex is patron of the British Paralympics Association, which explains his place next to The Queen at the opening ceremony and his prevalence during the events.

You can’t see Viscount Severn in the above photo, but don’t they all look so excited!? I’m really glad Lady Louise has been out and about recently with her parents, too–what’s the good of having Royalty for family if you can’t go to a few Olympic/Paralympic games?!

This must be Lady Louise’s Kayla Maroney’s “not impressed” impersonation, but at least her mother and cousin-in-law seem to be enjoying themselves.

Later in the day The Duchess of Cambridge awarded a Team GB discus thrower with a gold medal, the first time she has presented one of these awards. The crowd of 8,000 cheered as the Duchess placed the medal around champion Aled Davies. The Duchess looked pretty pleased as well!

What a lovely surprise! The Duchess has been invited to present two gold medals during the Paralympics and this is her first; we will have to keep an eye out for the next! According to her spokesperson it was nice happenstance that the first recipient was British.

In case it wasn’t obvious, I love the jacket! I suppose we’ll find out soon who the designer is from “What Kate Wore.” She looks so polished!

Finally, I leave you with the adorable face of James, Viscount Severn, who is The Queen’s youngest grandchild.

What a cute face! I predict we have a burgeoning Royal heartbreaker on our hands.

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