Prince William & Duchess Kate named the UK’s Olympic Ambassadors

Catherine, Duchess of Eyeliners and Cambridge, has a new job! OMG, WORK. Whatever shall she do?!? It was just announced that Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry are the “Official Ambassadors” for the 2012 Summer Olympics, which is being held in London. This is Kate’s second “job” since marrying Prince William – a few months ago, she also signed on as a patroness to her first charitable organization, which just happened to be her husband’s. Considering how the goalposts keep shifting for Kate to sign on to do some actual royal work, it comes as a surprise that they’re announcing her involvement in the promotion of the Olympics.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have added a new title to their resumes.

The royal newlyweds — along with William’s brother, Harry — have been named Official Ambassadors for the 900 Great Britain and Northern Ireland-based Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in London’s 2012 Olympic Games.

The trio will join 27 of Britain’s most esteemed Olympians who were also appointed as ambassadors.

“Catherine, Harry and I are honoured to be Ambassadors for Team GB and Paralympics GB. London hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will inspire so many people — particularly the young — to be the best they can be,” William, 29, told Us Weekly in a statement Thursday.

“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,” his statement continued.

The royal couple’s participation in the Olympic ambassador program follows The Queen’s patronage of the British Olympic Association.

[From Us Weekly]

I’m not completely sure what this ambassadorship will entail. Probably lots of photo ops before the games, maybe even some interviews encouraging people to buy tickets and travel to London for the summer, and then once the games begin, William, Kate and Harry will be present at many of the big events. And Kate probably won’t be pregnant, right? She’s going to WAIT.

By the way, I’m actually kind of worried about London for the games. I don’t think the Brits are as disorganized as, say, the Greeks were in 2004, but China in 2008 really set an amazing standard for production value and preparedness. Can London live up to that? The FBI is wondering too – there are LOTS of security concerns.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh gaad. They’re going to be all over the newstands. Enough of these two already. Doesn’t Britain have anyone else they can drum up? We don’t need any more over-exposed Royals, smiling and acting like they care about the common man.

  2. Talie says:

    Why does William alway say “massively” and “hugely” to describe excitement — it’s so weird. Just say “very.”

    • Obvious says:

      I bet it’s a Brit thing Talie. Or if not a Brit thing at least a Royal thing.

      Oh and Kaiser you’ve got it all wrong. She won’t wait, now she’ll be even more determined to get knocked up, because then she won’t have to appear at most of the events because of security concerns over the unborn child. It’s another way to postpone any “work”

      • LAK says:

        it is a Brit thing. the other overused word is ‘obviously’. listen to David Beckham, it’s in every sentence.

  3. Celebasshat says:

    Kaiser thank u for a good laugh. Duchess of Eyeliner bwwaaaaahahaha

  4. lioness says:

    The comment about Greeks being disorganised was unnecessary – especially given the fact that the final product was quite spectacular.

  5. Reece says:

    Called it!
    No way was she going to be pregnant during the Olympics! Or close to it. Would not be good for business.
    It is called “The Firm” is it not?

    I need to go collect some bets…

  6. Anne says:

    I thought the London Olympics was going to be about youth and the future? Why would they assign members of royalty – one of the most ancient and obsolete roles there are, represent this Olympic Game?

    • LAK says:

      Princess Anne is on the International Olympic committee, and her daughter is trying to qualify for Team GB, so perhaps they wanted glamour over functionality.

  7. GoodCapon says:

    Interview? Waity, who is nearing 30, cannot even string a proper sentence together. God forbid we hear her talk again.

    And am I the only one who thinks China’s opening ceremony was a borefest? It went on for an eternity.

    • diana says:

      Totally agree her vocabulary mannerism and expresionless face during the copenhagen interview were horrific. she looked pissed that someone actually dared to ask her a thing. funny was that what they released on the market was a different angle that the full frontal one. what a disgusting pointless human being that lives off a nation.

      • diana says:

        And I am looking forward for someone to say that I am on this site for bitching and not full blown insulting someone. I am embarrassed that this creature will be one day our queen. Has the facial makeup of Michael Jackson, but she can’t perform for the life of her.

  8. HoustonGrl says:

    I feel like the royals entrench themselves into all of these do-good campaigns, but none of them actually involve “work.” It’s great to smile in front of the cameras while getting to shmooze with elitists and stars while sipping on cocktails and looking fabulous – plus front row tickets to the Olympics (Free of charge, I might add). But where’s the actual charity? I have yet to see it from Kate in particular.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      They get someone else to do all of the work.

      Now I’m not saying that about Diana because she actually went for it. I mean the woman was holding African babies and donning riot gear in landmined areas, but the other Royals, yes that includes her sons, do things mostly for themselves in the name of charity. For instance William and Harry held the Diana concert but it was all acts that they wanted to see with a few minutes between showing their mother’s goodwill, their charity polo events are just that, times when they can play polo for fun but say it’s in the name of charity and the same goes for the motorbike ride through Africa. How exactly was that supposed to help Africans? Mostly it was a chance for them to again do something they wanted. Slap a charity name on it and it’s “all in the name of charity”.

      In terms of this, they attach their names, show up for the cocktails and parties and then go home , while the minions get started on the next event. No they never actually do anything. I’m even willing to bet that most charities make more money off the name of a celebrity than they do a Royal. But the Royals need to justify themselves and what else can rich people do besides charity?

  9. hazeldazel says:

    Lainey totally called it months ago – she said they no way would they want her preggo til after the Games. Wouldn’t want the pictures and the steeze all messed up with maternity wear. That therefore they’d schedule her pregnancy after the games. If they’re the Ambassadors of the Games totes makes sense.

  10. spinner says:

    Well…the Olympics are being held in the UK. I think Will & Kate are perfect for the job. I would have been surprised had they chosen any one else.

  11. diana says:

    OMG! I can not not stare at her face in the first photo. I would like to look away but she looks like a cadaver. really her face concaves towards the chin and has a weird nose. Plus that horrific make up she puts on for cameras. The resembling to Michael Jackson is very strange to me. Duchess Dude I really don;t want to see your photos at the Olympics all over the news stands. You are gross.

    • Nymeria says:

      Oh my! My nickname for Duchess Dude has stuck! I called her that weeks ago :) Tickled pink, so I am. Well, off to do chores… yay.

  12. Fue McCormick says:

    Kate is not going to age well …

  13. Anonymous says:

    OMG. With a black wig and some lipstick, she does look like Michael Jackson. lol

  14. Riri says:

    The Brits are paying for her life-style.
    I’m not sure why.
    At least he is a military man and does something as a job.

    Going to events is not “work”, unless you are the event planner and did a lot of work in putting the event together.

    I am not sure at all what do these so called Royals are being paid for.

    BAck in the days, they actually ran the country.

    Not sure what are they supposed to do these modern days and we have elected officials, government employees and a democracy to run the state.

    This is too odd for me. Is there a Brit who can explain why would they agree to finance a person who pretends to have a meaning when they are not really running the state?

    • diana says:

      Brits are paying for her her life style and some of us finds this extremely frustrating. It is absolutely mind blowing that there are laws that say how much of my hard earned money go towards the support of royalties. I would not pay her for anything in the world. But I have no choice, do I? yeah….imagine this. I admire and respect the queen but not her. OMG! Not her! Very very sad!

      I actually believe that laws should be change and people opt to support the royal family or out out of it.

      And my guess is that at that point even their most adoring supporters would not contribute.

      I find it really ridiculous and I am ashamed to admit that I believe some of us like the idea of a royal family because it makes us feel special. The “we have history….” type of statement.

    • diana says:

      Brits are paying for her her life style and some of us finds extremely frustrating. It is absolutely mind blowing that there are laws that say how much of my hard earned money go towards the support of royalties. I would not pay her for anything in the world. But I have no choice, do I? yeah….imagine this. I admire and respect the queen but not her. OMG! Not her! Very very sad!

      I actually believe that lwas should be change and people opt to support the royal family or not.

      And my guess is that at that point even their most adoring supporters would not contribute.

      I find it really ridiculous and I am ashamed to admit that I believe some of us like the idea of a royal family because it makes us feel special. The “we have history….” type of statement.

  15. anna says:

    I am SO sick of hearing about Kate. All she is going to do is stand there and smile for the cameras and act like she cares.She looks so much older then William, she better hope william dont find him self a mistress.

  16. luls says:

    They make such a great-looking couple! Just wait & see, their babies are gonna be ADORABLE! :)

    And btw, for all those wondering why she doesnt do anything ‘productive’, she already HAS a role to play:

    Her ‘storybook’ relationship and marriage to William makes the royal family look really good for once. They seem much nicer and more relatable than ever before.

  17. Micki says:

    Hm, Kaiser, 2 weeks ago I met another mother in the park.She was wearing the most ridiculous jeans(2 months after birth)-very tight and very bellow the waist.They were unflattering indeed.But SHE said-it was “advice” from a book-to highlight your least attractive feature in hope you look confident and bla bla…
    Probably Kate sticks to her eyeliner for the same reason..

  18. melmel says:

    So she has between now and the time of the olympics to practice her speech. It better be good