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It’s been a great seventeen days of athletics, national pride, world records being broken, sassy faces on the podium (McKayla Maroney is NOT impressed), and of course, plenty of Royal sightings and happenings, but sadly, this year’s London 2012 Olympics has come to an end (a rather smashing end, in fact, with the legendary British girl group, the Spice Girls, giving the games a memorable finale during Sunday’s closing ceremonies). While we have no more events to look forward to, it’s fine to look back on some of our favorite Royalty-filled moments from the past two and some weeks!
The Olympics started off with a Brit-filled bang, with many of the commonwealth’s national icons making appearances during the opening ceremonies - from J.K Rowling, David Beckham and ever Mr. Bean, there was plenty of sights and people to see during this year’s opening ceremonies. However, the most memorable of appearances came from none other than Queen Elizabeth II, who parachuted down from a helicopter alongside James Bond himself, Daniel Craig (alright - it wasn’t actually the 86 year old Queen, but a man dressed up as the monarch). Still, the video preluding said helicopter jump of the Queen as a straight faced “Bond girl” was memorable enough to last for the crowd. As was her stone cold expression following, prompting the creation of countless memes.
With so many Kate appearances over the Olympics, you’d think that Duchess of Cambridge style devotees would be clamoring for information on the designers of her latest ensembles. Sadly, for many of the events, they’d have to look no further than Adidas, who was Kate’s main clothing supplier for the games as she typically donned jackets and polos bearing the Team GB logo for many of the events. We’re all for national pride, but how about a little something for your fashion hungry fashions, Kate? For the opening and closing ceremonies, Kate went for her typical high fashion route with a sky blue Christopher Kane suit and jacket for the opening and a printed blue dress (that she also wore to the Queen’s Jubilee concert a few months back) from high street retailer Whistles for the closing ceremonies. If these games showed us anything about the former Miss Middleton, it’s that she can literally look good in anything, including a mass produced Team GB windbreaker.
And the greatest moment of the Olympics (royal wise, at least)? Just after doing the wave (yes, that wave - see, Royals don’t have to be prim and proper all the time!) Will and Kate’s oh so adorable PDA following Team GB’s win and world record breaking in the cycling competition, Wills grabbed his wife round the waist and the couple shared a very public embrace - things could have only gotten better if they had appeared on the kiss cam! Only in my dreams, I suppose...