The dashing British Royals, Prince William, Prince Harry and Duchess Kate were in their sporting element yesterday (26th July, 2012) as they proudly waited for the Olympic torch to pass by Buckingham Palace.
William, Kate, Harry waiting patiently for the Olympic
torch to arrive. Image:cdn2.gossipcenter.com
Being official Olympic Ambassadors, the royals were dressed in Team GB Adidas polo shirts. They were also joined by 40 athletes from the Team GB Ambition programme which aims at encouraging future sports stars.
Will & Kate at Olympic torch relay
Catherine, aka, the Duchess of Cambridge, was elegance personified at the venue, even though she was just wearing a sportswear. She looked absolutely chic in a pair of skinny blue jeans which she had teamed with a perfect fitting white top.
In fact, the royal trio of Wills, Kate and Harry seemed to be having the time of their lives as they cracked jokes, burst into laughter and waved in excitement at the crowds even as they witnessed the historic occasion unfolding before their eyes.
It was just past 6.30 pm when the torch arrived at the Buckingham Palace. The royals predictably had each chosen someone from their charities to do the honor of being the torch bearer of the iconic flame.
Mountain rescuer, John Hulse from Ogwen Valley was nominated by Prince William, as the Duke is a Patron of Mountain Rescue England and Wales. Prince Harry chose Wai-Ming Lee from charity Map Action, while Kate Middleton’s nominee was Scout volunteer Jon Sayer from Todmorden.
Will, Kate, Harry at Olympic torch relay as torch is carried by
With Jon Sayer and John Hulse Image: Sports.inquirer.net
A thrilled Jon was over the moon having got an opportunity to not only be the torch bearer but also get a chance to thank the Duchess in person for nominating him. Jon is a committed Scout volunteer, who as a lifeguard jumped into a river and saved a drowning man’s life.
Later he gushed to the Mirror: “It was an unbelievable honor - a day I won’t forget for a long time.” He went on to state: “I got to meet Kate afterwards and we spoke at great length about what we do with our Scouts.”
According to the Scot, Kate Middleton does the same kind of activities on a weekly basis that all others do. “She said she was loving it. “We spoke about the flame and I said ‘thank you for nominating me’ and she said ‘I didn’t put you here, you put yourself here’,” disclosed an awestruck Jon.
Prince William, Kate and Harry Greet Olympic Torch
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