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Duchess of Cambridge gets physical for sporting charity event

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attends a SportsAid event at the London Stadium at the Olympic Park in Stratford in London, Britain February 26, 2020. Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS

Duchess of Cambridge gets physical for sporting charity event

A dressed-down Duchess of Cambridge has taken part in a number of track and field activities for an event in support of charity SportsAid.

Duchess of Cambridge gets physical for sporting charity event

The Duchess has been patron of SportsAid since 2013, an organisation which helps young sportsmen and women who aspire to be the country’s next sporting champions with financial assistance for training and competition costs.

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🏃‍♀️ Sprint training with young Para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker — today The Duchess of Cambridge joined a special @TeamSportsAid event dedicated to celebrating the role that parents and guardians play in their child’s sporting success. SportsAid, which The Duchess has been Patron of since 2013, helps young British sportsmen and women aspiring to be the country's next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and World Champions. The charity supports over 1,000 athletes each year, the vast majority aged 12 to 18, by helping financially towards training and competition costs. Today The Duchess joined young athletes taking part in a series of track and field activities, before meeting parents and guardians of SportsAid athletes, past and present, to hear about their experiences, the challenges that they face, and about the impact of the support they receive from the charity. Photos © PA / Kensington Palace

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The event at London Stadium in Olympic Park was dedicated to celebrating the role that parents and guardians play in their child’s success in sport.

Catherine was all smiles as she participated in various activities, including sprint training with para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker, and taekwondo with Lutalo Muhammad.

She continued her trend of wearing affordable apparel, donning Zara pants and £29.50 Marks & Spencer sneakers for the event.

It comes after the duchess stepped out with husband Prince William for a theatre engagement, with the pair attending a charity performance of musical Dear Evan Hansen.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a special performance of Dear Evan Hansen @dehwestend, held in aid of The Royal Foundation. The musical @dearevanhansen has been credited with helping to start important conversations about mental health between parents and teenagers. The issue of mental health is a key priority for The Royal Foundation which works to tackle the stigma and encourage more people to talk openly about their mental health. @GiveUsAShoutInsta, a free and confidential 24/7 UK text messaging helpline that supports people in crisis and was developed by The Royal Foundation, is one of four not-for-profit partners of the show which provide mental health resources to audiences and beyond. Photos © Kensington Palace / PA

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