The Royals Kick Off The Tour de France

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More than one million cycling fans lined the streets of Yorkshire this morning as Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry officially launched the first leg of this year’s Tour de France.

Watching Team GB at the Velodrome, August 2012
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The trio are keen sports fans and helped to cheer on Team GB’s Olympic cyclists in 2012.

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Cyclists made their way to 18th century Harewood House for the ceremonial start, where they were greeted by William, Kate and Harry, and with a rendition of the French and British national anthems performed by the Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers.

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All 198 cyclists lined up behind the Duchess as she cut the ribbon to officially start the race.

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The Duke, Duchess and Prince Harry watched from just next to the start line as the teams sped down the hill and out of the park.

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Once they were gone, the trio waved to crowds as they left the Grand Depart at Harewood House by helicopter, making their way to meet athletes at the Stage 1 finish in Harrogate.

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German rider Marcel Kittel won the first leg of the race and Kate presented him with a yellow jersey at the finish line.

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The Duchess of Cambridge shopped her closet and wore her demure, barely-above the knee emerald green ‘Allie’ wool-crepe coat (pre-autumn/winter 2013 collection) by Erdem over her green and white ‘Budding Heart’ silk tea dress by Suzannah.

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You may also recall that this is the same green Erdem coat she wore to open the National Velodrome in New Zealand.

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore her nude LK Bennett ‘Sledge’pumps, carried her matching nude LK Bennett Avona clutch, and accessorized with her diamond and emerald earrings (still UFO) and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.

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