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GABBY DOUGLAS AND ROYALTY

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Gabby Douglas is rubbing shoulders with royalty.

The 16-year-old gymnastics gold medalist said Thursday, ''I met Kate, the duchess, that was a cool experience for me. She loved our leos (leotards).''

At a press conference, she reflected upon her sudden stardom - and, while showing some youthful innocence, she wasn't lacking in confidence.

''I've always wanted to inspire people, and the thing about the Olympics, this quote 'inspire a generation' - so, you know, I can check that off my bucket list.

''I'm just so happy that more people are starting to come into the gymnastics world.''

- Fergus Bell - Twitter http://twitter.com/fergb

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