Duchess Kate cheers another Brit medal as Games wind down

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By Maria Puente, USA TODAY

Stylishly casual to the end, Duchess Kate appeared in summer white to cheer on the British women's field hockey team to a bronze medal today as the London Olympics began winding down.

Appearing for a match between Team GB and New Zealand, the former Kate Middleton wore a white short skirt with a Team GB plunge-neck sleeveless polo, with her fave pair of Stuart Weitzman wedges on her feet and a pair of sunglasses perched on her head.

After the team beat the Kiwis for the bronze, she posed for raucous pictures with the celebrating athletes. One picture taken from behind showed she has as nice a derriere as sister Pippa, according to The Daily Beast's royalist blogger.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, as she is now known, will be at the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, along with brother-in-law Prince Harry, but husband Prince William will have to miss the gala end: He's back at work as a helicopter pilot at his RAF base in Wales.

It's not clear if Queen Elizabeth II will be there, though she was for the Opening Ceremony, after participating in a gobsmackingly unprecedented video with actor Daniel Craig as James Bond. The Telegraph reported that the 86-year-old Diamond Jubilee queen not only agreed to do it, she actually asked to be part of it. It turned out to be one of the more delightful sketches of director Danny Boyle's spectacular opening, especially for Brits accustomed to a more remote monarch.

Later, at a garden party at her Scottish estate Balmoral, The Telegraph reported, the queen was heard telling a guest, "I still haven't seen it yet."

What's on the bill for the closing on Sunday? Organizers aren't saying and it depends on who's reporting which rumors, but Paul McCartney (who also performed at the Opening Ceremony), Adele, The Who, George Michael, members of Pink Floyd, and the Spice Girls have all been mentioned.

USA TODAY

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