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08.08.12

Prince Harry Cheers On Team GB To Record Gold Haul, Keeps Distance From Fergie

Prince Harry Cheers On Team GB To Record Gold Haul, Keeps Distance From Fergie
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  (L-R) Prince Harry with cousin Peter Phillips and Lord Coe (right), cheer on Laura Trott as they watch the action on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Prince Harry roared with delight in the velodrome last night as he watched Team GB scoop a record 22nd Olympic gold medal as Chris Hoy and Laura Trott both took cycling golds.

Britain's Prince Harry, (L) his cousin Peter Phillips, (C) former British Prime Minister John Major (Front L) and Lord Sebastian Coe (Far R), celebrate as British track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy wins his sixth olympic gold medal during the 2012 London Olympic Games in east London, on August 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/John Stillwell/POOL        (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/GettyImages)
Prince Harry, (L) his cousin Peter Phillips, (C) former British Prime Minister John Major (Front L) and Lord Sebastian Coe (Far R), celebrate as British track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy wins his sixth olympic gold medal during the 2012 London Olympic Games (JOHN STILLWELL /AFP/ GettyImages)

Controversially, Sarah Ferguson was also present with her daughters Eugenie and Beatrice. It was her first outing in the presence of a senior royal since she was snubbed and not invited to the Royal Wedding or the official Jubilee celebrations.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (C) with her daughters Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice enjoy the atmosphere as they watch the Track Cycling on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Pascal Le Segretain

Any thought that this might mark a royal detente with Fergie - who drunkenly attempted to sell access to a News of the World reporter - is wide of the mark, however. It was noticeable that she was seated as far away from Harry as possible, and far enough to avoid the two being photographed together.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, LOCOG Chair Lord Sebastian Coe and former Prime Minister John Major (front) enjoy the atmosphere as they watch the Track Cycling on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Instead, Harry sat with Peter Philips (Zara's brother), and John Major, the former British PM who was named as Harry and William's legal guardian after the death of their mother. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - MAY 12:  Prince Harry speaks to competitors as he attends the US airforce training academy hand cycling event at the Warrior Games during the fourth day of his visit to the United States on May 12, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. HRH will be undertaking engagements on behalf of charities with which the Prince is closely associated on behalf also of HM Government, with a central theme of supporting injured service personnel from the UK and US forces.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Harry speaks to competitors as he attends the US airforce training academy hand cycling event at the Warrior Games (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

Sir Chris Hoy took his sixth gold medal and Laura Trott her second of the Games in the velodrome's final session on Tuesday evening. Chris Hoy won gold in the Keirin and Laura Trott in the Omnium.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Carole Coe, Prince Harry and Peter Phillips enjoy the atmosphere as they watch the Track Cycling on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Carole Coe, Prince Harry and Peter Phillips (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (C) with her daughters Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice enjoy the atmosphere as they watch the Track Cycling on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Pascal Le Segretain

Victoria Pendleton lost out on gold in the final.