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ANOTHER GAMES: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Queen Elizabeth II to attend London’s Paralympic Games opening ceremony Wednesday. The royal couple, who are ambassadors for Paralympics GB, the British team, watched British figures including physicist Stephen Hawking and actor Sir Ian McKellan take part in the high-octane event, which was conceived by co-artistic directors Jenny Sealey and Bradley Hemmings. Kate wore a cream coat dress by Day Birger et Mikkelsen, while the Queen was dressed in a floral, pale blue and cream dress and jacket designed by her dressmaker, Angela Kelly.
This week Kate and William are set to attend Paralympics events including goalball and track cycling today, while Kate is due to watch swimming races later in the day and athletics on Sunday. Prince Harry, who is also an ambassador for Paralympics GB, is due to make an appearance at the games on Monday, to watch swimming events. It will be the first public appearance for the prince since risqué pictures of him partying in Las Vegas appeared in a number of newspapers and were spread across the Internet last week. Presumably he’ll be clothed for the games.
This story first appeared in the August 30, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.