William, Kate and Harry wish Team GB's athletes good luck for Rio


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have recorded a special good luck message to British athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The royal trio, who attended many events at the London 2012 Games and personally cheered on Team GB sports stars, hope athletes will make this Britain's best-ever Games staged away from home soil.

This will need the 366 British athletes who will be battling it out in 23 sports to win more than the 47 medals they brought home from the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

In their message, William, 34, said: "London 2012 saw this country come alive with a passion for sport. It saw people of all ages, and from all walks of life, join together to support Team GB."

He added: "We have some of the most passionate supporters in the world, and we can't wait to cheer on our athletes together this time around in Rio."

Duchess of Cambridge
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Kate, 34, said: "London 2012 showcased the best of British sport, and we are all so excited to see what can be achieved in Rio."

She added: "We can't wait to watch everyone compete. Good luck!"

Prince Harry
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Harry, 31, states: "Each member of Team GB will have a unique journey, but they all share the same aim - to deliver the best performance they possibly can."

He also urges the sportsmen and women to "top 2012. Bring on the Great".