As Team Great Britain’s official ambassadors, William, Catherine and Harry will be as much a part of the London Games as the medals themselves. With just a few days to go before Friday’s Opening Ceremony, the royal calendar is already full of events and parties to attend.
According to the Telegraph, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (who helped London win the 2012 bid) will host an Olympics party at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The event, honoring Muhammad Ali, is expected to draw the likes of Victoria and David Beckham, Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. William and Harry have also received invitations.
On Thursday, William and Catherine will receive the Olympic torch at Buckingham Palace and will be at Friday night’s's momentous event, directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle. Queen Elizabeth will officially open the games.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been tremendously excited about the Olympics for a long time and want to throw themselves in to the Games and help out as much as they can,” a royal aide told the Telegraph. “They will be out and about for much of the two weeks, but as well as watching the sports and meeting many of the athletes and visiting dignitaries, they hope to meet a whole cross-section of people, from volunteers to cooks in the Olympic village, who will make the Games a success.”
Kate will cheer on Team GB’s women’s field hockey (she captained her high school team) on August 4th, as well as Zara Phillips in her three-day equestrian event. She’s also scheduled to watch tennis, cycling and swimming events (to name a few). What’s Harry most likely looking forward to? Women’s beach volleyball on August 8th, of course.
Before the games on Friday, the young royals will join Prince Charles and the Queen in welcoming foreign heads of state at Buckingham Palace, according to Sky News royal reporter Paul Harrison.
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