Hours before the official opening ceremony, the Queen hosted a champagne reception at Buckingham Palace.
About 190 guests were present – including 95 heads of state and government and their spouses.
After the reception the guests moved to the Olympic stadium to attend the opening ceremony.
Kate wore a bespoke ice blue silk coat dress by Scottish designer Christopher Kane. The single-breasted design features long-sleeves, pockets and a belted waist. It’s streamlined darts create a minimalist vibe.