William and Kate to Steal the Spotlight as 2012 Olympics Ambassadors

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No matter what indelible, iconic moments take place at next year’s Olympics, there will not be three more glamorous individuals involved than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (you know them as William and Kate) along with Prince Harry.

The threesome will promote British athletes in the run-up to and during the 2012 Olympic Games as official ambassadors, St James’ Palace has confirmed. They’ll spend a couple of days at the Team GB Prep Camp and then have some hands-on experience in the Olympics environment in London (whatever that means) followed by a one-day workshop which will take place after the Games.

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They said they were “honoured” (please note the British spelling, it only seems right and proper) to become ambassadors for Team GB and ParalympicsGB, and they’re expected to visit teams in the build up to the Games, and will also have some involvement in the global competitions.

“London hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will inspire so many people – particularly the young – to be the best they can be,” Prince William said. “We are hugely looking forward to this incredible sporting competition, but are also looking beyond next summer’s Games to the springboard it will provide for future success and excellence.

British Olympic Association chief executive Andy Hunt said that, “It is a great motivation for Team GB that the Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry are supporting their efforts next year. We hope together we can ensure that the whole of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is behind our athletes in their quest for Olympic success.”

If enthusiasm for this Royal seal of approval is anything akin to wedding fever this past April, Team GB may well be inspired to produce a medal haul unlike anything that has been before. All that’s remaining is to find a position for Pippa Middleton: official mascot has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? (via People)

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