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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Carole Coe, Prince Harry and Peter Phillips (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
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Pascal Le Segretain

Victoria Pendleton lost out on gold in the final.