All four countries of the UK were represented in song, as the show capturing the best of Britain began.
|As if by magic, the Queen appeared in the stands at the stadium - part of a crowd of about 80,000 - amid cheers.|
|The Oscar-winning film director added that it contains a celebration of the creativity, exuberance and, above all, the generosity of the British people". He said there were to be "no spectators - everyone in the stadium will be part of the magic".|
|Spectators lucky enough to get tickets to the £27m Olympic Stadium event braved the rain despite forecasters predicting dry weather ahead of the ceremony.|
|This is my personal favourite...Marry Poppins arriving from above. Click here for the full article.|
|and this remains in my heart!|
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