Kate Middleton sets the bar high for Olympic fashion

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrive at 'Our Greatest Team Rises -BOA Olympic Concert' at the Royal Albert Hall on May 11. (Getty Images)

The British Olympic team may not top the medal standings by the end of the Games this summer, but they got off to a pretty good start with gold medal performance by the royals who cheer them on.

144196819Kate's teal outfit was by Jenny Packham, not adidas, and the shoes were Jimmy Choo, not Nike, but the ensemble was clearly a winner as she and Prince William attended the booster dinner Friday night for British athletes, somewhat hopefully labelled 'Our Greatest Team Rises.'

William, as usual, was just a sidekick for his wife's dramatic entrance at London's Royal Albert Hall, but he held his own when it came time to make a speech, earning some laughs along the way at his brother Harry's, and his own, expense.

"I can only imagine it, competing at home in front of your countrymen and women, with the eyes of the entire world upon you. A dream come true," he said.  "For all of us mere mortals, and I include my brother, who still drones on about beating Usain Bolt -- which never counted because it was a false start -- this is a lifetime opportunity."

He went on:

"Naturally I was asked to compete for Team GB in every sport, but sadly Lord Coe said there were London pigeons with more athletic prowess than me.

"Anyway, to adapt a famous phrase from Sir Steve Redgrave, if you see me in a pair of Speedos by the swimming pool during the Olympics, shoot me!"

William and Kate, along with Harry, are official ambassadors for the British team. They will welcome the Olympic torch to Buckingham Palace on July 26.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at 'Our Greatest Team Rises - BOA Olympic Concert' at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night. (Getty Images)

Kate, sporting an updo hair style, talks to a British Airways cabin crew member as she arrives for the 'Our Greatest Team Rises' event. (Reuters)


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Kate is as beautiful as ever! What a gem the Royal family has on their hands...

She brought her A game
What's her B game or even her Z game
if I had that much money given to me I wouldn't even show up for any game

I nearly forgot why we still have a Monarchy... thank goodness for Kate & her clothes to remind me. Our Monarchy is nothing more than a Mattel Barbie toy.

She is stunningly beautiful but her posture is horrid.

Kate really looking great and her hair style is also awesome.

She really looks awesome.

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