Olympic Games a great moment for UK, says David Cameron

David Cameron dismissed concerns that Britons might not be behind the Olympics today, saying the Games were a great moment for the UK to come together.

Danny Boyle has already been angered by camera positioning at the Opening Ceremony

Masters of ceremonies

Tomorrow, Danny Boyle joins an elite band of directors who have orchestrated the opening of an Olympics. So what's it like putting on a show for the biggest audience on Earth? Simon Usborne finds out

The jet set: the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Games in 1984

Olympics opening ceremony: What is it like to put on a show for the biggest audience on Earth?

Tomorrow night, Danny Boyle will join an elite band of directors.

Prince Harry pictured playing volleyball in Rio earlier this year

USA beach volleyball squad welcome news Prince Harry will attend women's final

America's women's beach volleyball squad have welcomed news that Prince Harry will watch the final of their sport on August 8.

Last night's viewing - Ruby Wax's Mad Confessions, Channel 4; Absolutely Fabulous, BBC1

To get Ruby Wax's Mad Confessions under way, the programme's presenter sent out a tweet: "Are you successful in your business and suffering from mental illness? Would you talk about it on television?"

Flying the flag - Chris Hoy (cycling): Like his fellow Scot Grainger, Hoy is 36 and preparing for a fourth Games. In Beijing he became Britain’s most successful Olympian at a single Games for a century after taking three gold medals – to add to a gold in Athens and a silver in Sydney. Surprisingly, no cyclist has ever carried the British flag at a Games before – and no Scot at the Summer Games since 1960

Hoy ready to accept 'massive honour' of carrying British flag

Sir Chris Hoy would accept an invitation to become the first cyclist to carry the British flag at Friday's opening ceremony for the Olympic Games despite the track team not being scheduled to leave their training camp in Newport until the following day.

Flying the flag - Chris Hoy (cycling): Like his fellow Scot Grainger, Hoy is 36 and preparing for a fourth Games. In Beijing he became Britain’s most successful Olympian at a single Games for a century after taking three gold medals – to add to a gold in Athens and a silver in Sydney. Surprisingly, no cyclist has ever carried the British flag at a Games before – and no Scot at the Summer Games since 1960

Hoy ready to accept 'massive honour' of carrying flag

Scot would become first cyclist to carry flag if he wins the voting process today

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Volleyball pair Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney can 'set the standard' for future Team GB competitors

Shauna Mullin believes both she and Team GB team-mate Zara Dampney can take advantage of playing with the pressure off when they kick off their Olympic beach volleyball campaign in the heart of London next week.

Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, on a jet ski at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire

He has to be rich – but is Romney too rich?

A jet-ski ride has brought claims he is out of touch. By David Usborne

Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, on a jet ski at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire

The trouble with Romney's riches

Displays of wealth can ruin a presidential candidate. So could pictures of the Republican first family at their $8m estate cost them dear?

Point of order: David Beckham's
omission has caused an uproar

Exclusive: Beckham may carry GB flag at Games

Former England captain to be given starring role in Olympic opening ceremony despite his football snub

New dress code a hit at Ascot's Ladies' Day

A drop of rain could not affect sartorial standards at Royal Ascot today - and even a dog was appropriately dressed for Ladies' Day.

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Olympics opening ceremony suit "like something out of an Elvis tribute band"

The Athletes Village will be a Heartbreak Hotel of sorts for thousands of unlucky Olympians this summer, but some TeamGB members, possibly in more ways than one.

Prince Philip attends Trooping the Colour parade

The Duke of Edinburgh appeared in good spirits yesterday in his first major public engagement since leaving hospital, where he was treated for a bladder infection.

Ready To Wear: Grace Jones rocked but other Jubilee looks flopped

Leave it to the attendees of the Diamond Jubilee Concert to come up with every fashion faux pas in the book– and not just we, the sooty-faced, Union Jack-waving commoners.

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