Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Duchess Kate Visits Olympic Village

After spending the day at Greenwich to support Zara Philips (I was delighted to see Team GB win silver) the royals visited the Olympic village.

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There was huge excitement in the village when the royals arrived.

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Most of Team GB waited outside their house to welcome the royals. 

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Kate greeted the athletes and talked about the games. Below we see her with cyclists Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish.

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William and Kate wearing their passes.


The village is located in the Olympic Park, within walking distance of the venues. Construction of the Village began in May 2008. There are 11 residential plots, each made up of five to seven blocks built around communal squares and courtyards.

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A look inside one of the apartments.

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The athletes and team officials have use of a state of the art gym, an extensive entertainment room and 'The Globe', a centre of recreation in the Village. It includes a private cinema, stage, bar, pool and football tables.

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After the games, the Olympic Village will be used for new housing East London. 2,818 new homes will be provided for Londoners and will create a new residential quarter to be known as East Village. 

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Kate is wearing her Smythe blazer, J Brand 811 jeans, striped top, Russell and Bromley Muse clutch and Stuart Weitzman for Russell and Bromley wedges (To read more on Kate's outfit please visit today's earlier post)

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The Duchess also wore her Team GB Supporters Scarf. It is available for £10.

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