Queen Liz is a Lovely Lady!

The Queen has generously invited Team GB Olympic and Paralympic athletes to a star-studded event at Buckingham Palace in late October. Tracksuits are reportedly allowed at the reception, held to say thanks for a golden summer that surpassed all of our expections.

To celebrate this (and in the hopes of one day getting our own Royal invitation!) we thought we’d share with you a few lovely pins of Her Maj, from our Pinterest account. You can follow all of our boards here.

Peek a boo! A game of hide-and-go-seek will not be on the itinerary.

 

QEII in 2007. And she hasn’t aged a bit!

 

Annie Leibovitz portrait. Bet you thought it was only rock gods and Hollywood A-listers who get their photos taken by her!

 

And how could we forget her acting debut alongside James Bond at the Olympics opening ceremony? God save the Queen!

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And it’s All Over! London 2012: Tea & Sympathy’s Best Bits

Cor, doesn’t time fly! In just under three weeks we really have had it all: sweat, tears, pain, disappointment, victory and laughter. When it all kicked off, there was some debate as to whether London could rise to the challenge but by all accounts, the London 2012 Olympics have been a resounding success. So up yours, Mitt Romney!!

Both the USA and Great Britain can join in celebrating our amazing medal hauls, neither team deserves anything but praise. Here are some of the best moments, beautifully photographed. Until next time… enjoy!

Britain’s Jessica Ennis competes during her women’s heptathlon long jump.

US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas

Mo Farah crosses the finish line to win gold

Mo Farah & Ussain Bolt exchange signature celebrations

And the Aussies didn’t disappoint

Love: olympic-sized!

Tom Daley getting wet with the ladies. You deserve it, boy!

Nevermind the helmet, check out those nails!!

The US swimming team getting a good briefing. Geddit, brief-ing!!…

Beautiful!

British cyclist Mr Bradley Wiggins. Sorry Ussain, he was the coolest guy there.

And, of course, congratulations to Mr Andy Murray for his gold.

And, just like that, it’s all over…