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. Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne visited the village on Saturday.
Even with Prince William watching from the stands, Britain's men's water polo team didn't stand a chance against Serbia, falling 21-7 to the gold medal favorites at the London Olympics later Tuesday.
Earlier the young royals had watched Zara Phillips and Team GB perform on the final of the eventing competition in Greenwich Park. The British team won the silver medal. "Unfortunately we couldn't quite do it," the first-time Olympian said on not winning the gold. "We can't be disappointed with a silver medal because it's an amazing thing to be here." © GPD AP