William and Kate to cheer on British Olympic athletes

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jul 24 2012 10:59 AM | Updated as of Jul 24 2012 06:59 PM

LONDON - Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and his brother Prince Harry are set to cheer on the nation's medal hopefuls at a series of Olympic events, it was announced Monday.

The three royals are scheduled to attend the opening ceremony alongside Queen Elizabeth II at the Olympic Stadium on Friday in their capacity as official ambassadors for Team GB.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harry will watch equestrian competitors at Greenwich, southeast London, during the first few days of the Olympics, giving them a chance to see their cousin Zara Phillips compete.

Kate and William are scheduled to attend the tennis at Wimbledon, the swimming at the Olympic Park in Stratford and athletics at the Olympic Stadium.

Kate will carry out a number of Olympic engagements on her own, attending the hockey, gymnastics and sailing at Weymouth in Dorset, southwest England.

Harry is scheduled to have a courtside seat for the beach volleyball on August 8.

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