Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry Kick Off Tour de France in Yorkshire

    July 5, 2014
    Pam Wright
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Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry helped kick off the start of the 101st Tour de France Saturday in West Tanfield, England.

The 32-year-old princess wore a green Allie coat and Suzannah tea dress for the opening ceremony, accessorizing with LK Bennett pumps and an Avona clutch.

As for the princes, they looked dapper in matching suit jackets and blue pants.

The royal trio took a few moments to speak to race officials, enjoyed a flyover by the Red Arrows and chatted with the cyclists, including British reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome. They then stood with the rest of the crowd in front of the 18th century stately home Harewood House to hear the French and British national anthems played.

To finish the ceremony, William, 32, and Harry, 29, flanked Kate as she cut the ceremonial ribbon to begin the month-long cycling race.

Kate and William’s son Prince George was not on hand to celebrate the start of the prestigious race, but did receive a gift from organizers. A source told Us Weekly the 11-month-old prince was given a personalized, yellow cycling jersey that signalizes the leader during the Tour de France.

Following the opening ceremony with the royals, Marcel Kittel went on to win the opening 190.5 km first stage of the race to take the race leader’s yellow jersey.

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  • Guest

    at the edge of the horizons after years, i’m glad that a very kind person with a sympathetic heart had somehow subconsciously fathomed the spirit beyond mere words and had remained kind even during the cold and the depths where others had merely passed by and eventually left.

    now at the continuity of this journey — if the kind princess would wear a white overcoat then i’ll follow the path of st. raphael; if however she wears a simple symbolic necklace then i’ll be under solomon’s branching wings.

    more blessings to your family, prince william and your child prince george. if my path follows, then i may present to prince george a simple band of spheres in the future.

    — friend in spirit found in the cold (dr knght)