Kate Middleton along with the Royal Family attended a spectacular Olympic ceremony staged by the film Director Danny Boyle. It began with a romantic vision of 18th century British agricultural society, right out of a Thomas Hardy novel. Then came the industrial revolution moving up to the modern age of technology. You get the picture… Well I think you had to be there to get it. It was every bit as gripping as the Beijing Olympics four years ago. Thank you Danny Boy!
The Duchess of Cambridge will join 800 guests for an evening event to promote UK culture, art and entertainment. Next Monday, Kate will visit the Royal Academy of Art for a creative industries reception. She will be joined by the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Culture Minister Ed Vaizey. The international reception is part of the ‘GREAT’ campaign an organisation designed to showcase UK culture abroad. “One of William, Kate and Harry’s jobs is to highlight British art, fashion and media on the world stage during the Olympics and Paralympics.” The visit on Monday will promote that goal.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity to promote the UK abroad, shape international perceptions and help deliver long-term trade and tourism benefits at home in Britain. The Royal Wedding in April 2011 attracted unprecedented levels of international attention, and with the Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games taking place in 2012, this is likely to increase substantially.