Kate Middleton and Prince William 'tremendously excited' for Olympics

Kate dazzles on the Road to 2012...
Kate dazzles on the Road to 2012...©Ben Cawthra/Rex Features

As Olympic fever sweeps the nation, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are getting caught up in the excitement as they prepare for London 2012.

Not only are the royals Official Olympic Ambassadors, they are also extremely passionate about sport and are delighted that the Games are coming to the UK.

A royal aide told the Telegraph: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been tremendously excited about the Olympics for a long time and want to throw themselves in to the Games and help out as much as they can."

“They will be out and about for much of the two weeks, but as well as watching the sports and meeting many of the athletes and visiting dignitaries, they hope to meet a whole cross-section of people, from volunteers to cooks in the Olympic village, who will make the Games a success.”

Kate is hoping to catch up with the Team GB hockey players after swapping her high heels for trainers and enjoying a training session with the ladies earlier this year.

She and Wills are both set to return to the tennis to watch Scots star Andy Murray strive for Olympic glory. Wonder if Pippa will also get her hands on a ticket for that one?

Harry is keen to watch Usain Bolt in action, after taking on the Jamaican sprinter in Kingston in March, during his Diamond Jubilee tour.

Harry managed to beat Usain in a race, but sadly, he hasn’t got some incredible secret talent that the royal family have been keeping a secret all these years: the Prince was given a massive head start. Well he is royalty after all…

All eyes are set to be on Kate this Thursday, as she joins Wills and Harry in welcoming the Olympic torch to Buckingham Palace. We’re sure she’ll be sporting something far more glamorous than the torchbearers’ tracksuits, so many people have had the pleasure of wearing.

The royals will then have the best seats in the house as they attend the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday for what promises to be a spectacular showcase of British talent.

Danny Boyle, Artistic Director of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, said: “Our Isles of Wonder salutes and celebrates the exuberant creativity of the British genius in an Opening Ceremony that we hope will be as unpredictable and inventive as the British people.”



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