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The Paralympics kicked off in London this week, with Prince William and Kate Middleton on hand for the opening ceremony. As for the black sheep of the family?

No, Prince Harry was not present. At least not yet.

Queen Elizabeth II (not wearing a hoodie) became the first British monarch to ever open the games. In a statement before the ceremony she said:

Kate Middleton and Prince Harry

Kate and Harry at the 2012 London Olympics earlier this summer.

“It is with tremendous pride that the people of London and the United Kingdom welcome the world to the London 2012 Paralympic Games."

"The Games are returning to the country where they first began more than 60 years ago. We look forward to celebrating the uplifting spirit which distinguishes the Paralympic Games from other events, drawing on Britain's unique sporting heritage.”

Joining themwere British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Very obviously missing was a certain Paralympic GB Ambassador. With rumors of a Prince Harry nude video circulating, he expected to sit it out.

The embattled Prince will make his first public appearance since the scandal when he watches swimmers in the aquatic center Monday, however.

Because we know you're wondering: Kate Middleton wore a shimmery, ivory and gold coat dress by Danish Label DAY Birger et Mikkelsen.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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Katrina Darling, Kate Middleton's cousin, covers the September 2012 issue of Playboy. The 22-year-old is a burlesque dancer ... and a beautiful one at that!

She and Kate are not close; in fact, their connection was only revealed last year.

Darling first learned of her royal relation shortly before Kate’s April '11 wedding to Prince William via a phone call from a member of the UK press.

“It was the most ridiculous thing I ever heard,” the club and cabaret dancer says, with a laugh. “It’s not every day something like that happens.”

Katrina Darling Playboy Cover

Last year, lines began forming outside the underground venues where Katrina had been performing her own burlesque show, God Save the Queen.

Yes ... however random and distant her Kate Middleton ties might be, the name of her routine suddenly took on a wonderful (and sexy!) irony.

“Burlesque is a platform for me to explore these kinds of things. The more into it the audience is,” says Katrina Darling, “the more into it I am.”

Katrina has upcoming U.S. shows, entitled “A Royal Dream,” at the Dream Hotel in South Beach August 31 and Dream New York September 6.

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Kate Middleton certainly makes an attractive, fashionable Olympic ambassador for team Great Britain. The Duchess continues to earn headlines for her fashion choices, even selections that are decidedly non-flashy.

Most recently, it's her skinny jeans, paired with a blue blazer, pants, wedges, clutch and umbrella (it is England after all), that have people buzzing.

With that cute striped shirt, it's another casual winning look:

  • Kate Middleton in Skinny Jeans
  • Kate Middleton Windbreaker

Another of our favorite Kate Middleton pics from the 2012 games came this week when she went to watch her country's sailing team, decked out in Olympics workout gear.

With Princes William and Harry by her side, Kate's proven time and again that she pulls off something like a windbreaker as well as she does any haute couture!

She is #1 on Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List for a reason, after all.

[Photos: Pacific Coast News]

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Welcome, readers, to another Olympic edition of THG's Caption Contest!

Yesterday's Olympics Caption Contest featured a torch-carrying will.i.am, with gymnast Alicia Sacramone before that. Follow the links to see who won!

Today's edition features Team Great Britain's #1 fans, Prince William and Kate Middleton, doing the wave at one of their home country's events.

What are they saying or thinking here? You tell us!

Just leave comment(s) below with the best caption(s) for the photo! Go to it! We will announce a winner Monday. Best of luck to all!

UPDATE: Your winner is Percy, with honorable mentions going to Sam, Ty and Eileen. The winning entry appears below. Thanks for playing!

Kate Middleton, Prince William Wave

K: You can WAVE goodbye to the chance of getting any tonight after making me do this in front of a billion people!

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In stunning news, the fashionable Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has topped the annual Vanity Fair best-dressed list again this year.

Just like 2010 and 2011.

The magazine lauds 30-year-old Kate’s recognition of British designers like Alexander McQueen, Alice Temperley and Matthew Williamson, among others, and for her mix of higher- and lower-end styles, many of which she even re-wears.

She's the people's princess, after all!

Kate Middleton Vanity Fair Cover

Joining the Olympic fashion trend-setter is her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, who makes the list for the first time ever (William did not make the list).

There’s major Hollywood representation on the roster, as well, with newcomer Jessica Chastain also landing atop the list, along with Diane Kruger.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys represent music, while the New England Patriots' Tom Brady and the N.Y. Giants' Victor Cruz earn top athletic style props.

Matt Lauer, Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet and designer Stella McCartney are also praised for their senses of style in the September 2012 issue.

What do you think? She's been running away with the award for years now, but does Kate Middleton deserve the honor of best-dressed celebrity?

 

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The London Olympics are great for so many reasons, most pertaining to the incredible athletic competition among a moving cross-section of humanity.

The deluge of Kate Middleton pictures is also great.

The unofficial face of the host nation is setting even more fashion trends than usual this week. Her latest? A cute, blue Smythe Navy One Button Blazer!

Kate Middleton Blazer

Kate wore the item at the Cross Country Equestrian event - where Prince William's cousin Zara Phillips actually competed for Great Britain - Monday (above).

Kate Middleton fashion followers may recall that she also was seen in this same blazer at Heathrow airport and on her trip to Canada in Summer 2011.

Clearly it works for her ... as if anything doesn't.

Check out a few more images of her looking great in it below, plus some bonus pictures of Kate welcoming the Olympic torch to Buckingham Palace:

  • Kate Middleton's Blue Blazer
  • Kate Middleton at the Olympics
  • Kate Waves
  • Welcoming the Torch

[Photos: WENN.com]

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The Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics gets underway tonight, and you know what that means:

So many Kate Middleton shots are sure to follow!

As we learned at Wimbledon this year, whenever a major sporting event takes place in England, Kate and her husband are sure to be in attendance - and the camera is sure to follow. With the most major sporting event in the world descending on that nation for the next two weeks, male viewers can start celebrating now.

And female viewers can start taking notes on Middleton's fashion sense, starting with this photo, as she, William and Harry welcome the Olympic Torch to Buckingham Palace:

Welcoming the Torch
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DISCLAIMER: The following Kate Middleton photo is 100% authentic. We do not believe in pathetic photoshopping attempts at publicity.

The gorgeous The Duchess of Cambridge kicked off a series of Summer Olympic-themed royal events yesterday by donning an electric-blue crepe dress by Stella McCartney, who's been named the designer of the official British uniforms for the upcoming worldwide event.

The outfit was adorned by a necklace that sources confirm to People is from Middleton's "personal collection." It's comprised of a large gold ring forming a pendant, with four other rings along the chain - and we hear it's valued at $78,000.

Kate Middleton Outfit

That figure, of course, is nothing compared to what some photographer reportedly earned from snapping this Kate Middleton bikini picture.

What do you think of the necklace?

 

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Come on, Marie Claire. You're better than this.

The South African version of this magazine features Kate Middleton on its August cover... except it really doesn't.

The following image is the brunette beauty's face morphed on to the body of some random model, marking the second time this month that a publication has fabricated a photo of Middleton for marketing purposes.

Fake Kate Middleton Photo

In a lame attempt of the issue's effort, Marie Claire Editor Aspasia Karrass tells the UK's Telegraph:

"We were so inspired by her fairytale wedding and her life as a modern-day princess, which is why we elected Kate Middleton as our cover star for the August issue. The cover is actually a hyper-real illustration of Kate, meant to be a fan art tribute to fashion's new royal icon."

TRANSLATION: We were desperate to sell copies and she wouldn't actually pose for us.

In an equally pathetic attempt to capitalize on Middleton and her popularity, meanwhile, the cover also claims that Kate "wears SA's best local designers*" - only for the fine print to read: "*Of course she doesn't. But she should."

No word yet from Great Britain regarding the magazine, but sources say the palace is royally steamed over shots of Kate and Prince William on their honeymoon.

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Another tabloid cover of Kate Middleton is creating quite a stir in Great Britain - but this one is actually real.

Unlike the photoshopped image of Middleton with yellow teeth, an Australian magazine called Woman's Day has published an image of Kate and Prince William on their honeymoon on North Island, a tiny archipelago in the Seychelles.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Honeymoon Photo

It's unclear how a paparazzi member sneaked on to the tropical paradise, as it's rumored to be home to more tortoises than people. But one insider said the shutter bug likely earned an enormous payday for the pic.

"Any shot of them on their honeymoon was going to go for at least half a million but because Kate is in a bikini I would estimate that this is a million dollar shot," celebrity business journalist Jo Piazza told Yahoo! Shine.

It's true. For all the Kate Middleton fashion trends out there, best of luck trying to find another photo of the would-be-queen in a bathing suit.

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