Olympic Flame Relay and Greenhouse Project

Today was an exciting day. I limited myself to one tea cake and two digestive biscuits (I’m trying to stop at one of those per day–wish me luck), so I deserve points there. I also caught some of the Olympic flame relay live, including its journey through the City of Westminster (central London), which meant stops at Trafalgar Square, 10 Downing Street, and Buckingham Palace. The crowds at Trafalgar Square outmatched those at Buckingham Palace, as far as I could tell, which indicates that some people are actually in this for the Olympics and not just for the Royal Family! Haha. I kid, I kid.

Below you can see the lucky relay runner who waltzed into the gates at Buck House and chatted with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry (I say “lucky” but obviously this individual is also a bona fide athlete and likely famous in Britain, even though I don’t know who he is).

William, Catherine, and Harry donned patriotic colors (and Adidas gear) for Team GB and matched the other athletes surrounding them at BP.

Daily Mail can always be counted upon for an error (along with their fantastic photos), so here you can see them referring to our Duchess as “Princess.”

While the “Olympic Cauldron” was lit this evening in Hyde Park, tomorrow, of course, marks the opening ceremonies of the Games. Thanks to the fabulous blog “What Kate Wore” for detailing the dates and times of the events our Royals will be attending. There will be a Buckingham Palace reception tomorrow hosted by The Queen for foreign heads of state, so naturally I can’t wait. I wish I could say I was as excited about the sporting events! Does my lack of enthusiasm for the Olympics itself make me a bad person? Don’t answer that…

Earlier in the day The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry made a visit to a youth college to launch Greenhouse, a new sports project supported by their joint foundation. The goal of Greenhouse is to train the next generation of sports coaches. All three young’uns participated in the sports on offer at the event.

Table tennis (she also took off her shoes on the judo mat)! And apparently she was good at it, whereas William compared himself to a “giraffe on ice skates” while playing football (soccer, for you Americans). Also, that dress is gorgeous on her, she looks happy, tanned, and glowing (not a pregnancy glow, mind you).

Above, all three Royals chat with children of the Greenhouse project. This photo reminded me of the happiness that exists in the world when I’d spent some of the day lamenting the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson breakup on account of her cheating. You wish I were joking, don’t you?

Finally, I can’t tell which photo warms my heart more:

The fact that these two are obviously BFFs, or…

… the beauty of the sheer delight these two take in each other’s company. Take that, Robsten, I will always have The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

In more quotidian news, Clarence House also released more information yesterday about The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming visit to Tuvalu, Malaysia, and environs. September seems like a long time from now, but you can bet I will be following the couple’s second Commonwealth tour religiously.

Tomorrow: Olympic opening ceremonies and some stories from my recent adventures in the UK.


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