Royals cheer Team GB cyclists

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Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge join celebrations at the velodrome

The royal family continued to bring good fortune to Britain's Olympic hopefuls when they watched Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy win gold in the men's team sprint. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hugged for joy when Britain's first place was confirmed.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join in a Mexican wave

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The royal party are joined by prime minister David Cameron

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Prince Harry in cheering Team GB

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The Duke and Duchess hug as Britain wins the gold

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A round of applause from the royals to acknowledge Britain's success