Prince William, Kate dress up for UK Olympic team

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Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Albert Hall for a British Olympic Team GB gala event in London, Friday, May 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have dressed to the nines to support the British Olympics team at a gala dinner.

The royal couple was among the audience at the event at London's Royal Albert Hall, which features singers Gary Barlow and Will Young.

The Duchess, formerly known as Kate Middleton, dazzled photographers in a teal Jenny Packham gown, while William wore a dinner suit.

The prince said Friday he could not wait for the Games to begin, and encouraged Britain's Olympics and Paralympics athletes in a speech, saying: "Glory awaits you."

The Olympics will take place July 27-Aug. 12.