William, Harry, Kate named ambassadors of 2012 Olympics

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2011, 08:53 AM IST

London: Prince William, his wife Kate and Prince Harry have been named official ambassadors of the British team that would take part in the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.

All three said Thursday they were "honoured" to become ambassadors for the team, and added that they will play an active role encouraging the public to support the sportsmen and women, the Daily Telegraph reported citing a statement from St James`s Palace.

The British royals will visit Olympic venues and athletes` training camps as well as attend the Olympics in July and the Paralympics a month later.

A palace spokesman said the Olympic programme for the three would likely focus on "helping young people reach their full potential".

William said in a statement: "Catherine, Harry and I are honoured to be ambassadors... London hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will inspire so many people, particularly the young, to be the best they can be."

"We are hugely looking forward to this incredible sporting competition, but are also looking beyond next summer`s games to the springboard it will provide for future success and excellence.

IANS