One arrived to open the Paralympic Games, one was once again the star of the show, albeit in a much more understated fashion.
One became the first British monarch to ever open both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In a statement before the ceremony One said: "It is with tremendous pride that the people of London and the United Kingdom welcome the world to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The Games are returning to the country where they first began, more than 60 years ago. We look forward to celebrating the uplifting spirit which distinguishes the Paralympic Games from other events, drawing on Britain's unique sporting heritage."
No Will's in attendance... the naughty boy!