Kate Middleton sets the bar high for Olympic fashion
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.
Kate'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.