Olympically Played, Royals: The End


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I hate when the Olympics end. It’s like the day after Christmas. It feels like the end of fun. FOREVER. Thank God Kate and Wills are touring Asia and the Pacific Islands for two weeks in September, so at least we won’t be totally bereft of their shenanigans. But what about Prince Harry, the hot swimmers of the world, and the awesomeness of women’s track and field, for example? What am I supposed to do without THEM? I guess I’ll just have to write a fanfic where Harry and Nathan Adrian are roommates living across the hall from Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix. You know, like Friends but with more really fast running. (Kate and Wills will live across the way, I guess, in Ugly Naked Guy’s apartment.)  While I get to work on that, take a look at the last of the Royal Olympic Goodness. Thanks for showing us such a good time, London.

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  1. ringthing
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    I have loved all the Royals at the Olympics posts; you guys have done a stellar job of covering all the Olympic hijinks, period.

  2. Chasmosaur
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    • Kate
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      Just an FYI, I have ordered a total of three dresses from ASOS and had them eff up the shipping/delivery/processing every single time. I actually lost money because they refused to honor a return of a dress I put on for less than a minute before deciding it didn’t fit right. *rant*

      oh…what were we talking about? Yes. The Royals at the Olympics. I love Kate hiding behind her (shiny, silky) hair. If I had that hair, I would use it as a distraction in moments of personal stress A LOT.

  3. Jules
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    I though Harry looked nervous last night, sitting in for the Queen. That’s a big deal! It was also cute when they caught him singing along to “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life.”

    • sarrible
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      That moment made my week.

      • Hollabc
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        I totally squealed with delight when they showed him singing.

        • witjunkie
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          YES! First Eric Idle singing it at all was awesome and then seeing Harry sing along made staying up (again) and the subsequent bags under my eyes totally worth it.

    • Joyce
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      He looked terrified poor lamb.

      • Hazel
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        I thought he looked irritated that after the last two weeks of jeans and Olympics polo shirts, he’s back in a suit.

    • Sandra
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      Bingo! I clapped right out loud when they showed that. As I was sitting alone in my living room at the time, I suspect I may be headed down Pathetic Street in Sadonia, FugNation.

      Also, Kate played (field) hockey at school, so it makes sense that she would be able to coordinate this outfit with the action on the pitch. Yes, this game does need the modifier, at least in North America. In this hemisphere, hockey means toothlessness, mullets, and dudes on skates assaulting each other with deadly weapons. Sometimes those dudes are of the female persuasion.

      • Sajorina
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        Ahahahaha… If you’re headed down that path, I guess I’ll see you there!

    • Pat
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      I noticed this too. He looked endearingly nervous when he first walked out, very much like a little boy sitting at the adults’ table for the first time. He was trying to be so serious! And he handled it really well. And the singing! I squeed with delight when I saw that.

    • What what
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      Loved this moment too! I was really hoping they’d catch Kate singing Wannabe.

    • Trace
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      I died at that part. He did look a little nervous, but his off tempo whistling was presh.

  4. bex
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    harry and kate are the cutest friends. i hope they are buddies in real life and not just for image!

  5. marie
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    please please please make that fanfiction happen.. maybe that will cure me of staring at Nathan Adrian’s Twitter profile pic for hours?

  6. Jacquilynne
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    I don’t get why the Queen sent Harry to sit in. I mean, yay for Harry, I guess, but did she have something better to do last night?

    • Sandra
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      She’s 86 years old and it was a long rock/pop concert. Gran may seem indestructible, but surely The Firm did right on this one.

  7. quiet1ne
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    It threw me for a minute when they introduced Harry as “His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales” last night.

  8. Sajorina
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    I think that what Kate is wearing in Pics #4 & #5 are a top and skirt, not a dress! And, how cute does she look in it? How cute does she look on everything? SUPER CUTE! I love her blue wedges… WANT! And, that dress she wore to the ceremony is highly covetable… COVET! Plus, Harry is so adorable and cute and funny and HOT! He looked AMAZING at the closing ceremony! FAB, you two crazy kids! Thanks, GFY Jessica, for the recap of “The End” and I want to read that fanfic!

  9. marie
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    wait, no shots of PM Cameron having fun during the Spice Girls segment? that was awesome!

  10. Lauren
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    Any FugNationers know why Harry filled in for the Queen? And why Wills was MIA (and not filling in for said Queen), but Kate was in attendance? So sad the olympics are over– Had such a good time watching the events and reading about the Fug Girls take on the royal hijinks!

    • Lauren
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      Don’t get me wrong, I love that Harry filled in but I couldn’t figure out WHY during the ceremony last night.

      Also, forgot to Kate looks classy and adorbs as per usual.

      • Bernadette
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        So, someone commentating on BBC said it wasn’t royal protocol for the Queen to attend closing ceremonies? IDK. Other than that, I guess it was a long evening and maybe she didn’t know that word to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life : :)

    • Hester
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      William was due back at work rescuing people in his HRHelicopter first thing Monday so couldn’t make it. Also, Harry hid the memo about Jessie J appearing three times in all the leftover Rhythmic Gymnastics outfits.

    • Liane
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      When Brian Williams (CTV’s not NBC’s) interviewed William & Harry, William said he had to “go back to work” & was going to miss the second week. As if he were a clerk at Wal-Mart who’d managed to book a week off.

      They are both so charming. Brian Williams, who has been around for about 40 years or so, was practically giddy to be interviewing them.

      http://www.ctvolympics.ca/videos/watch/prince-william-and-prince-harry-london-legacy.html

    • Lindsay
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      Wills was back at work as a search and rescue pilot… as if he couldn’t get any more perfect!

  11. meggyoh
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    Someone needs to start making this show NOW, you guys.

  12. Gail
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    I love that they gave Kate an ID badge. Like there’s anyone on the planet who doesn’t know who she is at this point?

    • Alexa
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      and I love that her ID badge pic is just as awkward as anyone’s ID badge pic. Just proves that NOBODY looks good in those things!

  13. Megan
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    I think we MAY have found a rival to Kate’s hair in #6. It looks like a shampoo commercial!

  14. TaraMisu
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    So sad the Olympics are over :( I just love them AND I love the royals AND London… this was a trifecta for me…

    Harry did look quite nervous, but that just makes him cuter. Kate looked fab as usual… so jealous at how easy she makes it look.

  15. Rebecca
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    I *think* I heard or read that Wills had military duty stuff (I believe that’s the official term..or not) to do the second week of the Olympics, so that’s why he wasn’t around as much last week.

    I die for the remark, “Harry’s getting a lot of good use out of that face.” haha brilliant.

  16. Rachel
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    One assumes that William was not in attendance as his father and brother were and in the event of something bad happening, you wouldn’t want all the heirs in the same place.

    And no Queen – agreed, she’s 86. Seems a lot to ask her to sit through a concert. Plus Harry was working at these games so it makes sense she sent him (since William couldn’t be there per reasons above).

  17. Bree
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    Just a note on Ugly Naked Guy’s apartment – it ended up being Ross’s. :-)

    Wills had to report back to service. And I think that last night was more appropriate for the younger Royals than the Queen.

    • Jessica
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      I know, that’s the joke — Ross is Monica’s brother, hence it makes sense for Wills to live across the way from Harry, his brother.

      • Kate
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        I LOVE this joke! I love any Friends reference, period. I might bust out my DVD package….

  18. ML
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    GFY Old Folks Club Pre-”90210″ Reference Alert: Cue the start of 1,000 Peter Allen / “I Go To Rio” jokes from now until Summer 2016, starting… well, okay, pretty much right this minute.

    • Sajorina
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      We, the younger ones, can listen to a sample of it on Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”! But, “I Go To Rio” is a classic and I love it!

  19. Eliza Bennett
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    For Fug Nation, I submit the Soho Dolls song “Prince Harry.” It played in my head every time I saw him. I squeed when he walked out. I love a blue suit!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Eau7Wz_D8
    save up/all your USDs/for British university…

  20. EmilyEden
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    I love your post, always. I think Prince Harry is so cute and I’m so jealous of the Duchess only cause she seems so close to Prince Harry.
    <3

  21. Rio
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    I swear I must be your older sister – in the mtns of NC, we didn’t have field hockey in the ’80s and I so wanted to play because of the cute outfits. And the one sport I play now? tennis… (even though, not too well of late :(

  22. Callie
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    I love that they won’t let Harry out of the house without Kate anymore. Who can blame them. With her standing next to him you forget about that whole fancy dress party thing. Well, almost.

  23. Mo
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    I think the Queen should make Harry her official ambassor to all international sporting events. Because what event wouldn’t be made more awesome/watchable by Hot Harry in attendance?

  24. LK
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    Kate’s outfit at the hockey match wasn’t a dress – it was a Team GB polo with a skirt.

  25. Mims
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    The Queen left after the first day to go on her annual summer holiday to Balmoral. Charles is also on holiday; I think there was a real push for the younger generation to take over for these Games. (eg we haven’t seen Prince Andrew at all. And I’m sure Edward and Soph showed up somewhere, but I can’t remember seeing it reported on.)

  26. Vandalfan
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    Our field hockey were absolute murder, as we did not get shin guards. And I challenge anyone as the reigning Worst Tennis Player in the World. PE was just not my thing.

  27. Laura E.
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    I want William, Kate, and Harry to appear at every Olympic game. They should be honorary Olympics hosts, no matter the city.