Kate Middleton Celebrates Olympians at Royal Reception

Posted Tuesday October 23, 2012 5:16 PM GMT

In honor of the nation’s top athletes, Kate Middleton was on hand at the Buckingham Palace in London for a special reception this afternoon (October 23).

The 30-year-old Duchess looked amazing in a classic black dress, embellished with a sheer top as she chatted with Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle.

The charming wife of Prince William joined up with recent Olympians and Paraolympians for the Royal Reception to celebrate the 65 medals, including 29 golds, won at the recent summer games.

The achievement was hailed as the athletes' "greatest ever" performance by Andy Hunt, their chef de mission for London 2012.

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