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Old 08-12-2012, 07:59 PM
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Wow, what a show and what a great ending to some amazing Olympic Games. My three definite favourite acts from tonight were Spice Girls (well, I was born in the 90's and obviously I went through that obligatory Spice-phase, so it was real big seeing them), Eric Idle (Eric has always been one of my favourites out of Monty Python and how can you not love Always Look on the Bright Side of Life) and George Michael (only a bit sad that he didn't sing "Faith").
The stageshow in the beginning was also really phenomenal and very exciting, you almost couldn't take everything in and I'm sure I missed half of what was going on.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:09 PM
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Confusing and weird closing cermony - there were awful lows ... Spice Girls, opening squence (bar Emile Sande), George Michael, fashion section, pet shop boys

But also highs ... Take That, Darcey Bussell, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz, Queen

Moment of the night - Eric Idle "always look on the bright side of life"
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:25 PM
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Anyone else surprised that a more senior member of the BRF wasn't present to represent HM? I know Charles and Camilla are in Scotland, as is the Queen and DoE, but it seemed odd that Harry was the one there for the special entrance etc.

Maybe this is another one of those moments pointing to the future direction of the RF?
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:30 PM
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Watching the Closing Ceremony now. Harry looks so very serious and "grown up". :)
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:35 PM
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Anyone else surprised that a more senior member of the BRF wasn't present to represent HM? I know Charles and Camilla are in Scotland, as is the Queen and DoE, but it seemed odd that Harry was the one there for the special entrance etc.

Maybe this is another one of those moments pointing to the future direction of the RF?
Anne's a senior royal and she's there.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:42 PM
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Anyone else surprised that a more senior member of the BRF wasn't present to represent HM? I know Charles and Camilla are in Scotland, as is the Queen and DoE, but it seemed odd that Harry was the one there for the special entrance etc.

Maybe this is another one of those moments pointing to the future direction of the RF?
Yeah, I was a little surprised that Harry was the one representing the Queen. I thought maybe Anne would have been the one to stand in.

I really enjoyed the closing ceremony. The music was great and it created such a fun atmosphere. London definitely should be proud of the job they've done hosting this year's games.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:48 PM
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Anne's a senior royal and she's there.
Yes, but she didn't represent the Queen. Harry was introduced to the crowd, and entered the stadium specially with Jacques Rogge, as the representative of HM The Queen. Clearly, Harry was specifically chosen for the role.
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Hmmm more indication the younger royals are going to be used alot more....


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Old 08-12-2012, 10:26 PM
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Yes, but she didn't represent the Queen. Harry was introduced to the crowd, and entered the stadium specially with Jacques Rogge, as the representative of HM The Queen. Clearly, Harry was specifically chosen for the role.
I also heard William was away at work. The Duchess of Cambridge was with Harry as well. Anne had the job of Mom of a Olympian.
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Anyone else surprised that a more senior member of the BRF wasn't present to represent HM? I know Charles and Camilla are in Scotland, as is the Queen and DoE, but it seemed odd that Harry was the one there for the special entrance etc.

Maybe this is another one of those moments pointing to the future direction of the RF?
Harry is the third in line to the throne, and that makes him a senior member of the BRF, even if he isn't senior when it comes to age.

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Anne had the job of Mom of a Olympian.
I would say that Anne was there because she's a British representative of the International Olympic Committee and as member of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, and that is probably why she wasn't chosen to represent the Queen.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:28 PM
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It was great to see Harry get such a high-profile role for a big event. I'm glad he was given the opportunity!
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So glad I saw BBC coverage this afternoon. NBC began it's coverage with Madness singing Our House. Everything before was cut... And I'm sure more edits to come.

it was appalling how badly they cut the show

Ray Davies, Muse - cut... and the Who was pushed off til 1am in a wrap up show.

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Watched the show twice with a friend. We loved e-ve-ry-thing, watched it with open minds, were amazed, surprised, danced a bit too, couldn't believe all we saw. Conclusion: what a great job London did and what a great nation.
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I thoroughly enjoyed these closing ceremonies. Congratulations to the organizers, performers, volunteers, everyone connected. You can always rely on the British to do these things well
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All the ceremonies, especially the intro, made a great impression on me, at a moment I thought that had never been such an unique ceremony before.
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Nobody knows why the Queen wasn`t there?
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Nobody knows why the Queen wasn`t there?
Queen Elizabeth is at Balmoral on holiday.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:00 PM
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Photo gallery from the closing ceremony
Avec enthousiasme - Harry et Kate. Faites vos Jeux - ParisMatch.com

It was very disappointing that Harry represented the Queen. The Olympics were finally in London after 64 years and the closing ceremony would have deserved at least prince Charles to be there.
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I was thrilled to see Harry there. He's growing wonderfully well into his role of senior royal. The guy seems cut for this job.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:18 PM
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i can see him picking up the Olympic mantle in the future working with Anne
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