Prince William, Kate & Prince Harry Meet British Olympic Team

Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoying themselves as they watch the Show Jumping Equestrian event on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 31, 2012 Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoying themselves as they watch the Show Jumping Equestrian event on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 31, 2012

Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have dropped in on the British Olympic team’s official residence to wish them good luck and to admire the bronze medal won by swimmer Rebecca Adlington.

Tuesday’s royal visit caught dozens of athletes by surprise.

Adlington, who has a passion for fashion, told the duchess she loved her navy wedges — and kept gushing about them afterward.

“I just love her shoes. They’re much nicer than the sports gear we’re wearing this week,” said Adlington, who took bronze in the 400-meter freestyle.

William and Harry, both wearing white Olympics shirts, toured the quarters for the women’s handball players. Harry joked that his brother didn’t know the rules, but William said he’d been reading up on the sport.

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