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All good things must come to an end, and after 17 glorious days of Britishisms, Bob Costas, talk of grills and, yes, the odd athletic competition or two, the 2012 London Olympics have wrapped up.
And while time will tell which sports stars will break out in the wake of the games and make themselves more permanent fixtures in pop culture (we're looking at you, Lochte), let's not forget the other big stars of these Olympic games.
We speak, of course, of the royal family. After all, who among us can forget where they were when they first saw the Prince William and Kate Middleton's overenthusiastic embrace? Or Prince Harry's impromptu cuddlefest? Or, the pièce de résistance, Queen Elizabeth II brushing past James Bond and jumping out of an airplane (and into our hearts) during the opening ceremonies? Let's relive the magic together—here are, in no particular order, the 15 greatest royal moments from the Olympics: