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#London #Olympics - Queen Elizabeth to Open London Olympics and Paralympics - Haute Living

#London #Olympics - Queen Elizabeth to Open London Olympics and Paralympics - Haute Living

Buckingham Palace and Olympic games organizers have announced the Queen Elizabeth , the Queen of England, will be opening both the London Olympics and the Paralympics this summer in the capital. On July 27, London’s third Olympic games will begin and on August 29 the Paralympics will start. Buckingham Palace and Olympic organizers have just announced that Queen Elizabeth will officially open both events. This will be the second time the Queen opens the Olympic games . She previously did so at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh opened the Melbourne games in 1956 on her behalf. The Queen’s father, George VI opened the 1948 Games at the old Wembley Stadium and her great-grandfather Edward VII opened the games in 1908. This year will mark the first time the Queen has opened the Paralympics. Sebastian Coe, London 2012 chairman, said, “The Paraly...

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