Thursday, 2 August 2012

William and Kate Hug as Team GB Cycling Takes Gold

William, Kate and Harry watched the Olympic cycling at Velodrome this evening.




It is an unexpected appearance for the trio as the press were asked to keep it secret. Perhaps the Palace were unsure if they would make it or not announcing it was due to security reasons.


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Kate talking to Sir Tim Lawrence, Princess Anne's husband.




There was bad news in store for Team GB this evening. Cyclists Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish were disqualified for a change over error.


From BBC Sport

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Kate met Jess and Victoria at the Olympic Village yesterday.


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Located in the north of the Olympic Park, Velodrome is one of the most iconic and sustainable venues of the London 2012 games. The track cycling arena has capacity for 6,000 spectators, with the seating split into two tiers. Construction of the Velodrome started in March 2009 and was completed less than two years later.


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A look inside the venue.


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Kate wore her Team GB polo shirt, J Brand jeans, pearl earrings and wore her hair in a ponytail.






Again, Kate wore her Stuart Weitzman for Russell and Bromley Corkswoon wedges in 'nice blue'. The £245 shoes are Kate's 'go to' Olympic shoes.


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The Stuart Weitzman team expressed their delight via twitter.

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The couple were delighted when Team GB's men's sprint team won gold in record time. 


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One of the nicest photos I've seen of William and Kate :)

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You can watch a video showing the couple hugging here.

61 comments:

  1. Charlotte - thank you for yet another speedy post - you are the news!

    I must say though that I am bemused as to why people keep referring to our Duchess as Kate Middleton? Surely following her marriage some 16 months ago now she is no longer Kate Middleton??

    PPx

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    1. Thank you so much :)

      I too find it very odd people keep referring to Kate by her maiden name. I think it's because Kate was in the public eye for so long before they got married the press don't all recognise the change entirely.

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    2. What is her new last name??

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  2. Kate's tied her hair back and she's looking good!!Im guessing she's wearing the blue jeans with her Team GB Tshirt???Thanks C!!:)

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  3. Is there anything Kate doesn't suit?! I think Kate's hair looks lovely tied up she should wear it like that more often IMO :) she has such enviable cheekbones :( I'm jealous! Haha
    Grace

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    1. Although I don't like the shoes I agree with you. I guess she can wear everything...she looks always great! :-)

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  4. Charlotte, please let me vent here on the blog, because here I feel at ease. Honestly, I can not stand to see the comments of certain people in the tabloids online and social networks, saying that Kate does nothing, has never worked since the 10 years that circulates in the media that Kate has a fake smile and the worst "Neither William to take it anymore, "moreover, the people" raising "stories about William cheating Kate, etc., etc... From the bottom of my heart, I'm tired of hearing all this. How do people want Kate WORK, if she is already working? Did these appearances during the Olympics it is not part of her work as a member of the royal family? I wish so much that people criticize Kate quoting the names of other royal family members who work, exercise profession as a doctor, secretary, etc., etc.. No, they work at events on behalf of the royal family, and that is exactly what the Duchess of Cambridge has done and it can only do what the royal family accepts that she does, it is valid for all members of the royal family. So never understand this criticism. What about the fact quoting alleged cheats of William and rumors that he will not marry to Kate for love? I believe he is not so stupid as to marry (spend the rest of life) with a person that he can not stand to be with. I'm not saying he is a saint, but I'm sure he's not stupid enough for that. By the way, Kate is stunning today. Sorry for the outburst.

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    1. Pauline California USA2 August 2012 at 20:07

      Ana Laura- I totally agree with you. I am sick and tired of hearing that William is unhappy with his marriage. And cheating on his Duchess is something I don't think he would every do. He has learn from his parents and what it did to his beloved mother. He has said that he was learned from the mistakes his parents made and he does not plan to follow in their footsteps.
      Just by looking at the pictures of them the past week I think they are madly in love and can not get enough of each other.

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    2. Pauline, I was missing your comments. I'm sure you loved the moment when Kate hugged William. But back to the criticism, as you've probably noticed, I'm not a very romantic view of things, and I think you must be a very romantic and sweet person, I admire you so much, because besides all this, you seem to always have positive thinking about things. I really can not say how William and Kate are in love or if William cheat or cheated Kate , etc., but I criticize people who do not know to value "the moments" and right now, William and Kate seem very well with each other and are not just giving each other happy moments, but they are making happy the ones that cheer for their happiness. I think that's what really matters. Kisses!

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    3. Ana Laura, I totally ignore those bad news...nasty rumours etc. I can't stand them too. And I think that Charlotte have a great blog and pay attention to what she's posting-her blog is honest. And I like this a lot. When you see those bad comments or articles, please don't read them! Only ignore! And keep reading this wonderful blog! Many regards! :-)

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    4. Ana Laura, I couldn't agree more.

      I have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures during the Olympic games. What a treat to see them so happy and relaxed. A match made in heaven, IMO.

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    5. Thanks, Fiona. I really hope that people who want the misfortune of this couple are the minority, because it is very unpleasant to read some comments, especially if we consider that people make criticisms without even knowing them personally.

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  5. Oh, very surprising..I like that she wears her hair in this simple way AND supports the Team GB!

    Thanks Charlotte! You are an excellent Kate reporter! Anyone have to tell this Kate in person!! :-)

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  6. What a pleasant surprise!
    I'm so happy. It was so unexpected!
    Thank you very much posting so fast Charlotte.

    Best wishes from the South of France

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  7. Those last two photos are lovely! Some of the nicest of the couple I've seen! They look so normal and so in love! Reminds me of the photo of them after the boat race in Canada!
    Grace

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    1. I agree Grace!! Its moments like these that show how much in love they are :))

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  8. So cute this picture of them hugging. Where's the camera kiss? (laughs).

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  9. There is a video out of them hugging!

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  10. The whole thing is stage managed! As if the PR machine isn't aware of the negative comments about Kate and William and they aren't putting the whole thing on.

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    1. Pauline California USA2 August 2012 at 20:15

      I am sorry but I feel you are so wrong. The pitures these past 5 days show how in love they are. But you are entitled to your opinion right or wrong.
      But we fans here not like negective things said about the Duchess that Are not true.

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    2. Dana, Vancouver2 August 2012 at 21:28

      Can't it be both? Maybe they are in love AND their PR team realizes the formal protocol is too strict and told them to relax a little?

      I think it is both. They definitely look in love and it would be naive to imagine they are not getting feedback on their public image from a PR team as a large part of their work is making these kinds of public appearances.

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    3. looking at the video, it happened so fast it's hard to be believe it was stage-managed. cause only v fast and constantly watching cameras could have captured the moment.

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    4. Like the hug wasn't staged but they were told by PR they could be a little more relaxed? Yeah, I could see that. They've been holding hands and being less formal throughout the Olympics so far. It's so nice to see them like this- I imagine this is the way they are in private.

      (also, seeing Kate's name tag was cool in this post)

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  11. So cute! It's great seeing them so happy and affectionate. I'm already dreading the end of the Olympics and the royal watching withdrawal that is sure to follow! :)

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  12. please don't say that is it stage managed. I think it was great surprise. I saw the video of them hugging. Kate was surprised when William hugs her. I think William is was very overjoy and want to hug his wife. Nothing wrong with that. I think it is soo cute!!!!

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  13. So very, very sweet, the picture of them hugging ! It's wonderful to see a young couple so much in love. Since the beginning of the Olympics, their shared looks and body language are so lovely to see. It makes me feel happy just to watch them ...
    Thanks for all your great posts, Charlotte !
    Best from Theresa

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  14. Apparently the couple's critics have come here too. I saw the video where William and Kate hug and did not seem staged. He genuinely seemed to have acted on impulse, because, in fact, wanted to hug her.It's just my opinion.

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  15. Does anyone know where I can find the video of them hugging? Many thanks x

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  16. I would love to see the video of them hugging. Could someone send the link please? Thanks!
    Thank you Charlotte for your wonderful blog

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  17. Anonymous, I saw the video on Tumblr.

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  18. I added a link to the video at the bottom of the post :)

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  19. aaawww, I love the way they behave... so free..the hug!!! wonderful! just normal..:-)

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  20. I saw it live on Sportsnet in Canada and was surprised that I watched it again and shot video of it. Then, I posted it online for bill-and-cathy-cambridge.tumblr, thinking there'd be other footage out there alongside. Was there anything else online?

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  21. Sweetest pic so far... Better than the ballcony kiss... Adorable and so natural... Kate is at her best when William is around.. He is her best accessory. One lucky woman she is!

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  22. She is so charming... But her smile is weird though... She looked more attractive pre-marriage days with casuals and pleasant face without any forced smile. Now she keeps grining all the time..I bet it hurts to keep a smiley face always.

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  23. This is just precious! I love getting a little glance into how close these two are.

    Kate should wear her hair up more often. Her hair down is glorious, but it's always a lovely change to see it up, it has been a treat of the last few days. It really shows off her long neck, and her cheekbones as an earlier poster said.

    Thanks for the post!

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  24. Shantel (@fashionandfaith)3 August 2012 at 00:21

    Oh my goodness!!! How adorable are they?!! I can't stop looking at these pictures and smiling! They are so in love and I am happy that they are being allowed to let loose and do what (seems to me) is natural: show affection. And I am so happy someone caught them on camera--they seem to be a regular young couple enjoying their team's victory (much like my husband and I when our college football team wins)! I love it!
    Charlotte, awesome post!

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  25. So cute together! I'm gald to se this after there were so many comments in Daily Mail, etc that Wills looked like he was ignoring her. Her face looks fuller? Hmmm...

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  26. Looked to me as if William spontaneously hugged his bride in the enthusiasm of the moment. He then remembered that PDA (public display of affection) is a palace no-no and quickly let her go. Charming moment.

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    1. Absolutely. It was definitely a spontaneous gesture and a lovely moment between the couple.

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  27. Shantel (@fashionandfaith)3 August 2012 at 02:03

    One more thing: the Duchess is so beautiful; as flawless as a gal can get without being airbrushed! Take a look at her credentials that she is wearing around her neck...even her ID picture is gorgeous!
    Love her!

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  28. The hugging video I originally posted was low res. The original high res hugging video is here now: www(.)filefactory(.)com/file/1guxngcz98g7/n/WK_hug_HR_MOV.

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  29. lovely pictures, Kate looks amazing :)
    I love Olympics :)
    Charlotte you are number 1 !

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  30. Gotta love Kate's i.d. pic! They look so cute, its been nice to see them so laid back.

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  31. Did anyone notice her stomach??? Looks like a scar.

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    1. I did notice this too although I didn't think it was a scar I thought it might have been where her jeans had left a mark from when she was sat down if they had been tight around her waist! Could be wrong though :)
      Grace

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    2. No scar. Just the impression of her belt...happens easily when snug fit + leaning forward to watch a game. Happens to everyone...

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    3. I noticed that too... but the more I look at it, the more I think it's just from her belt or pants. I get those marks sometimes when I've been sitting too long :)

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    4. I think it was the belt (from being seated).

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    5. Anonymous, I believe is the mark caused by the belt.

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  32. Hi all! It was so sweet:) Kate's at the athletics now - unexpected? Sat near David Cameron and looking great! Haven't seen Will there?

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  33. Kate's at the Olympic stadium today! She's wearing her team gb shirt again and looks like her givenchy sunglasses she's been wearing recently! Doesn't appear that William and Harry are with her although David Cameron is! Hope her presence can bring good luck to our athletes as it has been doing :)
    Grace

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  34. The Duchess is at the Athletics this morning---seated between Sally Gunnell and David Hemery.
    Only saw her for a sec on TV, but she seems to be dressed pretty much as at the cycling yesterday.
    Jean

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  35. I love the fact that he hugged her first. If it had been the other way around, the people in the media who are critical of her would have said that she was just trying to hold on to him. They are so sweet together--True Love!!! Thank you for your wonderful coverage.

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  36. love duchess and her prince the show more sweet pda

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  37. Thanks for the video!

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  38. I agree that these are among my top 5 favorite images of the Duke and the Duchess. Absolutely gorgeous images.

    She looks fantastic-what a beautiful woman (funny thing is I think she is more beautiful now than what I've seen of her teenage/early college years). Who says older isn't more beautiful???

    The Duke looks healthy and tan and I love how it was HIM who leaned in to hug HER (video)

    I, too, loved seeing the credential tag up close.

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  39. Wow!!! I love how in that moment of joy he turns to kate.. I personally like this moment more then the kiss in the balcony.

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  40. it's normal thing to do they are young i mean that they are so conservative

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