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08.30.1212:22 PM ET

Kate's Paralympic Mexican Wave

Games kick off in London
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (CL) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (CR), take part in a Mexican wave as they watch the cycling action during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park's Velodrome in east London, on August 30, 2012. AFP PHOTO / POOL / STEFAN ROUSSEAU        (Photo credit should read STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)
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Kate and William joined in a Mexican wave at the Velodrome in Olympic Park today, apparently as determined to bring some royal magic to the Paralympics as they were to the main Olympic games.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30:  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge share a joke as they clap whilst watching the track cycling on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Velodrome on August 30, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Kate and William were joined by Lady Louise Windsor and Sophie, Countess of Wessex as they took their seats in the stands to watch the cycling.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 30:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Copper Box after watching Great Britain play Lithuania in Goalball at the London 2012 Paralympic Games on August 30, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Kate and William both wore Team GB polo necks, with Kate in red and William in blue. They both sported matching bright red trainers.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watches the track cycling on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Velodrome on August 30, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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The two cheered as they watched British gold medal favourite Sarah Storey break a world record in the individual pursuit at the packed Stratford venue - before joining the Duchess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise Windsor in a slow motion Mexican Wave, much to the delight of the noisy 6,000-strong audience.

In front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Storey clocked three minutes 32.170 seconds to advance to the gold medal ride-off of the three-kilometre event, with compatriot Crystal Lane progressing to the race for bronze by qualifying fourth in 3mins 59.220secs.