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dazzling 07-24-2012 06:04 AM

The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The 2012 London Olympics
Opening Ceremony

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JessRulz 07-26-2012 07:24 AM

Confirmed Attendees at the Opening Ceremony

Great Britain
  • Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
  • The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
  • The Princess Royal
  • The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
  • The Duke of Kent
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  • Prince Harry
  • The Duke and Duchess of Brabant
  • Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik
  • Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary
  • Princess Benedikte
  • Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene
The Netherlands
  • The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima
  • Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
  • Queen Sofia

Lumutqueen 07-27-2012 03:24 PM

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BBC is currently reporting live from the Olympic Stadium, currently it looks like a farm. One hour and 35 minutes to go people! Steve Redgrave is sat in the studio at the minute.

Some pictures not great quality,

cepe 07-27-2012 04:03 PM

Thanks Lumutqueen = just spotted the geese and shire horse. Brilliant!

Molly2101 07-27-2012 04:07 PM

The geese and horses...I cannot wait to see where THAT is going.

Artemisia 07-27-2012 04:14 PM

The Red Arrows!
A magnificent display, as always. Absolute perfection.

An Ard Ri 07-27-2012 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by Artemisia (Post 1445769)
The Red Arrows!
A magnificent display, as always. Absolute perfection.

They were amazing!

Artemisia 07-27-2012 04:23 PM

They were too. I've watched at least 5 flypasts since the beginning of the year, and the Red Arrows (along with other aircrafts) amaze me every time.

Apparently, everyone will have a part during the Opening Ceremony - spectators included. They are learning their parts right now (according to London2012).
How cool is that? :smile:

A picture of the stadium. Looks like the "good old England" that most people abroad still associate with Britain.
You know, the Britain of small cottages, greenery, traditions.

christinacg 07-27-2012 04:34 PM

Does anyone know where those of us in the U.S. can watch it live?

soapstar 07-27-2012 04:40 PM

^ I've been looking, but I haven't found any live links yet.

Thanks for the pictures everyone! It all looks amazing. I can't watch to watch the opening.

An Ard Ri 07-27-2012 04:40 PM

Oh no its started to rain in London :sad:

julliette 07-27-2012 04:40 PM

Same question here but for Portugal?

Madame Royale 07-27-2012 04:42 PM

I've woken early to watch the Opening Ceremony LIVE broadcast on TV. The set looks very charming.

EIIR 07-27-2012 04:48 PM


Molly2101 07-27-2012 04:54 PM

Spotted William, Catherine and Princess Anne from the British Royals in photographs so far. There are of course others there, but the main contenders for camera opportunities will definitely be the Cambridges and Harry.

Danish_Royalist 07-27-2012 04:55 PM

Enjoy everyone!

Lumutqueen 07-27-2012 04:56 PM

Here we go, London 2012!

EIIR 07-27-2012 04:58 PM

So glad we've got some of Sir Edward Elgar's Nimrod to start us off - the most beautiful piece of music ever composed.

Molly2101 07-27-2012 04:59 PM

I love the "weather report". Love the countdown for the last minute.

Lumutqueen 07-27-2012 04:59 PM

Industrial Revolution to the full blown digital age, here we go!

Eastenders, really?

Bradley Wiggins, ey?

That child must be scared out of his mind!

Songs from Scotland, NI, Wales and Jerusalem for England.

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