Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Kate Supports Team GB Hockey and BMX

Duchess Kate supported Team GB's hockey team tonight at the Riverbank arena as they compete for a place in the final against Argentina. The Duchess was accompanied by her private secretary Rebecca Deacon.


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A look at the stadium just before the match. A beautiful evening in London.


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Despite a valiant effort form Team GB, Argentina won with a score of 2-1.

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Kate wore her Smythe Blazer and white Team GB polo shirt.


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Smythe shared a list of retailers who have the blazer in stock via their Facebook Page.



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Kate is wearing her 'Olympic Shoes', the $375 Stuart Weitzman for Russell and Bromley Corskwoon in Great Britain Blue. 



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To place an order for the shoes please follow the instructions below. 


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Kate is also wearing her navy skinny jeans, Givenchy sunglasses and carrying a Team GB  jacket and Team GB Olympic pin badge.


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Earlier today, Kate watched the Women's BMX Racing  where Team GB's Shanaze Reade made it through to Friday's Olympic Women's finals day after qualifying in fifth place from the seeding run. Very strangely I haven't seen any photos of Kate there yet but I will update once they emerge.

BMX was inspired by motocross, the motorised version of the sport and made its Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Games. BMX riding is described as 'fast and furious and riders must be daring and fearless'.


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I'm not familiar with the sport and whilst researching it, I found some of the jargon both interesting and amusing :)


  • Bunny-Hop - To lift both wheels off the ground at once
  • Whoop - a small, wave-like bump in the track
  • Berm - a banked corner
  • Holeshot - The first rider to take the lead after the start


An aerial view of the track which is located next to the Velodrome in the North of the Olympic Park. The track will be open to the public after the games. 


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Kate wore her Team GB jacket with jeans again today. Kate appears to take great pride in her role as Olympic Ambassador and sees wearing Team GB attire as a means of showing support to the athletes. 


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In other news, members of the U.S. women's gymnastics team were stunned when they were paid a visit by the Duchess at the O2 arena on Sunday. Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber have become hugely popular and their talent and determination did not go unnoticed by Kate who wanted to congratulate them on their success.

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Jordyn Wieber shared her excitement via Twitter.

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It's wonderful to see Kate supporting all the athletes, aside from Team GB. No doubt a memorable moment for the young gymnasts. 

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20 comments:

  1. Sunday was the day I wished I hadn't gotten kicked out of gymnastics.

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  2. Pardon the pun, but those shoes are growing on me. :) Maybe it's Kate's height, but the look works on her. If she was short, the proportion would be off. IMO.

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  3. Hi Charlotte, just been reading an article on the daily mail website and they don't mention about Kate going to the bmx match either :( however, I did notice that they say in the article that Kate attended the velodrome yesterday to watch Chris hoy win his sixth gold with William and Harry but I thought William had returned to work. Do you know anything about this?
    Grace

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    1. I didn't hear anything about Kate at the Cycling but she was seated beside Chris Hoy at the Hockey.
      Very odd there are no photos from the BMX.

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    2. Pauline California USA8 August 2012 at 23:38

      I think they have there days mixed up. The Duchess was seen around the Olympic village but not in attendance of any events. I watched the cycling and they did not show her in attendance. I think Harry was there with Peter Phillps.

      And I can't find any pictures of the Duchess at the BMX either. If she was there I am sure there would have been pictures.

      Another great post Charlotte. Any idea why we have not seen the Duchess's parents at any Olympic events? I am just wondering that if they did attend, there would be a bunch of crap written about it. Maybe saying that the only reason they were there was because of the Duchess. To bad they get treated like that.

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    3. I think Harry was at the cycling with Peter Phillips, not William.

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    4. I have no idea why the Middletons did not attend. I had thought we might see them at Wimbledon!

      According to several *very* reliable sources Kate was at BMX, very odd no photos surfaced.

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    5. I heard that Kate was at cycling with Harry yesterday. Harry attended cycling with Peter Phillips today.

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    6. It was Harry and Peter but I have to say Peter did look like William with his hat on.

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  4. Its really cool Kate went to BMX, my brother used to do it, but moved on to motorcross. They are both very fun to watch & its nice to see somebody supporting the girls for once

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  5. And the hard-working Rebecca Deacon is in the picture, literally. Not that she works any harder than the Duchess herself, but she is always the bridesmaid, as it were. I hope she gets a nice Christmas bonus!

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  6. Kate's a real trooper as she sports Team GB gear at all the Olympic venues, but as lovely as she looks, and as seriously as she takes her role as Olympic Ambassador, it's getting just a tad boring. You do a great job, Charlotte, keeping the photos and commentary coming, but I'm sure you'd have more fun showing us one or two different items of clothing! Here's hoping she ditches the uniform soon.

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    1. I definitely didn't anticipate Kate would wear the same Team GB pieces, Smythe Blazer and jeans throughout the entire Olympics. I don't think it will change until the closing ceremony but yes, absolutely discussing the outfit/designer makes the post more fun and we've been very much lacking that.

      Thank you all for your comments :)

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  7. She looks great as usual. If you're as keen to keep up London 2012 as we are, check out these daily wrap ups. They're a lot more fun than your average news recap. http://bit.ly/olmVd

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  8. love that the duchess cambridge really watch bmx im sure shee gets a bonus

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  9. Not going to lie, I wish she'd spice things up a little. Either she has 20 pair of Jbrand jeans and 20 GB polo shirts or else someone is doing A LOT of laundry!

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    1. I go for the first one!

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  10. I'm delighted to see Kate wearing Stuart Weitzman shoes of late. They have been my favorite brand for about 10 years, and if they become more popularized by the Duchess, then perhaps they will be available in more shops!

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  11. Thurs.
    Think I just spotted her at the Women's boxing.
    Jean

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  12. I saw an artilce that said James Middleton was on vacation with his family. It said usual august vacation.

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