Kate Middleton and Princes William and Harry turn Olympics sports stars

Good sports: Duchess Catherine with her husband Prince William and his brother Prince Harry
Good sports: Duchess Catherine with her husband Prince William and his brother Prince Harry©David Hartley/Rex Features

Royals Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry turned sports stars today as they visited a school in south-east London to launch a new sports coaching project, which is upported by their charitable foundation.

The threesome looked 100 per cent in their element as they visited Bacon's College in Rotherhithe, London, to launch Coach Core, a sports programme which has been set up in recognition of London hosting the Olympics.

The Royals are huge sports fans themselves, with Kate and Wills spotted taking in the tennis at Wimbledon earlier this summer, and Prince Harry jokingly competing against athlete Usain Bolt in Jamaica earlier this year, during one of the engagement her undertook for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

So today was very special, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry got the chance to chat to the youngsters, share their own experiences with them – and even take part in some games too.

Dressed in a grey and white checked summer dress, with her long brunette locks left flowing over her shoulders, Kate managed to look effortlessly stunning once again.

The boys meanwhile dressed down in white open-necked shirts and trousers and looked relaxed and happy.

The Royals watched as the youngsters were put through their paces by coaches, demonstrating their basketball, five-a-side football and table tennis skills.

The Coach Core programme, which is being run in association with the organisation Greenhouse, one of the charities that benefited from Kate and William’s wedding fund, trains 16 to 19-year-olds to become qualified coaches and mentors for their schools and communities.

The scheme is being piloted just now and if successful the foundation will roll out the initiative further to encourage more young coaches to become role models for youths.  

Later today Kate, William and Harry will welcome The Olympic flame Buckingham Palace as the Olympics.

The Royals are Official Olympic Ambassadors and earlier this week an aide told the Telegraph that it is a role they are extremely excited about about.

“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,” the Royal aide added.


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