Kate Middleton has thrown her support behind the upcoming Olympic Games in London by wearing a necklace featuring the famous "five rings". With excitement reaching boiling point, Kate stepped out for a viewing of Team GB and the Paralympics GB's athlete portraits, reports the Press Association.
Her large gold-coloured chain featured five rings, and perfectly complimented her Stella Mccartney blue crepe dress. Paul McCartney's daughter has designed the range of outfits that the athletes will wear whilst relaxing, training, and competing. London's National Portrait Gallery was the venue for the exhibition, 'Road To 2012: Aiming High', which is the final instalment of a three year project that showcased world class athletes behind the scenes. A St James' Palace spokesman said of the necklace, "It's a personal piece which she's had for some time. It's not an official Olympic item but it's appropriate to wear it". Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, the UK's most successful Paralympian, gave a speech at the event, telling the gathered crowds, "For me the Olympics have been a part of my life actually since '84 when I watched Seb Coe win, and that was one of the moments that inspired me to take part in sport".
Before leaving, Kate had a private tour of numerous exhibitions at the gallery, including work by Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton, and the late Lucian Freud.