'I just love her shoes': Swimmer Rebecca Adlington can't help gushing about Kate's high street wedges when royals drop in to meet British Olympic team
Kate's 245 shoes are by Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley
The Duchess teamed them with a matching 245 clutch by the same brand
Official 10 Team GB scarf comes from Next
Her favourite 500 Smythe blazer completed the look
19:39 GMT, 1 August 2012
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.
Yesterday'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 couldn't help gushing about them afterward.
Just dropping in: The Duchess of Cambridge laughs as she talks with Great Britain swimmer Rebecca Adlington during a visit to the Team GB accommodation flats in the Athletes Village at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London
'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 400m freestyle.
Kate's cork-heeled 245 wedges were from high street brand Russell & Bromley, and earlier in the day the Duchess was spotted using the matching 245 clutch bag at cousin Zara's equestrian event.
Her patriotic neck scarf was a bit more of a bargain, just 10 from Next.
The red, white and blue accessory is an official Team GB scarf and all profits made are chanelled back into the team.
In the navy: Kate chooses matching accessories from the Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley range
The 245 spring/summer wedges from Russell & Bromley feature a 4 inch cork platform
As an ambassador for Team GB Kate has
worn the scarf several times already in the run up to the games, and
the Union Jack colour scheme complemented her nautical themed outfit
William and Harry, both wearing white Olympics shirts, toured the quarters for the women's handball players.
Kate's Team GB scarf is available from Next in small (5) or large (10) sizes and all profits go back in to the team
Harry joked that his brother didn't know the rules, but William said he'd been reading up on the sport.
The royals were at the Games yesterday with the Princess Royal and the Duchess of Cornwall to see Zara Philips and her teammates in the equestrian eventing final.
The Queen’s granddaughter and her teammates narrowly lost out on the first British gold of the London Olympics and had to settle for silver.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, also talked to Rebecca Adlington and the other athletes
Prince Harry holds a Kangaroo given to him by Australian athletes as he walks with the Duchess of Cambridge (left) and the royal couple (right)
Bronze medallist Rebecca Adlington couldn't help gushing about the Duchess of Cambridge's fashion sense
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