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Kate Middleton at Olympics Opening Ceremony
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. She is wearing the earrings designed to resemble Olympic rings.REUTERS/Toby Melville
Kate Middleton at Olympics Opening Ceremony
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and British Prime Minister David Cameron watch the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.REUTERS/Toby Melville
Kate Middleton at Olympics Opening Ceremony
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to her husband Prince William during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.REUTERS/Toby Melville
Kate Middleton at Olympics Opening Ceremony
Prince William, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry watch the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.REUTERS/Toby Melville
Kate Middleton at Olympics Opening Ceremony
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.REUTERS/Toby Melville
Kate Middleton at Olympics Opening Ceremony
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.REUTERS/Toby Melville
Kate Middleton at Olympics Opening Ceremony
Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.REUTERS/Toby Melville
Kate Middleton at Olympics Opening Ceremony
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, greets President of Mongolia Elbegdorj Tsakhia and Erdene Elbegdorj during a reception at Buckingham Palace.REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski
Kate Middleton at Olympics Opening Ceremony
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, greets First Lady Michelle Obama and US Ambassador to Great Britain Louis Susman at a Buckingham Palace reception.REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski
Kate Middleton's Olympic Spirit
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge listens to a speech during her visit to the 'Road to 2012 : Aiming High' exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London July 19, 2012. The Duchess of Cambridge is the Patron of the National Portrait Gallery. Kate wore a long gold necklace bearing five diamond-studded Olympic hoops to the event.REUTERS/Sang Tan

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton played her part in the spectacular opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, supporting the event and the Olympic spirit in her own style. For her arrival at the Olympic Stadium, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a pair of earrings designed to resemble the Olympic rings.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was accompanied by her husband Prince William. The stylish royal (recently voted the British celebrity with the best beach body) wore a pale blue  Christopher Kane coat dress. In keeping with her thrifty nature, the dress was the same she wore to a reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen, earlier in the day. The reception was to welcome heads of state and governments to the United Kingdom.

Kate's diamond-studded Olympic-themed earring resembled a necklace she wore earlier, over a blue Stella McCartney crepe dress, to an Olympic-themed exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, where she is a patron. The long gold necklace, bearing five diamond-studded Olympic hoops, was designed by renowned French jewellery house Cartier and was said to be from Kate's personal collection.

Opening Ceremony - 2012 London Olympics

The opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics will probably be best remembered for dramatic appearances by dignitaries and celebrities. A pre-recorded clip showed Queen Elizabeth II arriving "by parachute" with James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, while former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham brought the Olympic Torch in a speedboat down the River Thames. A capacity crowd of 80,000 people at the Olympic Stadium cheered the event on. The Team Great Britain athletes were led out by three times gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Christopher Hoy.

Other highlights included performances by former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and an appearance by JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series of books.

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This article was updated November 30, -0001 00:00 AM
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