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Queen visits Olympic village

The Queen has opened the Games after an actor dressed as Her Majesty parachuted into the stadium. Seven British Olympic hopefuls carried the Torch around the stadium and lit copper petals representing the 204 competing nations to form a cauldron.

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Team GB kit designer: 'Excited and proud! Going for gold!'

Stella McCartney designed the Team GB kits for the Olympics Credit: Twitter/@StellaMcCartney

Stella McCartney, who designed the kit for Britain's Olympians, has posted a picture of her before she heads to the Games.

She tweeted: "On my way to the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony! Excited and proud! Going for gold!"

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