The Royalist

08.30.12

Kate's Paralympic Mexican Wave

Games kick off in London
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.