USA's Women's Gymnastics Team Meets Kate Middleton!

Celebrity News Aug. 6, 2012 AT 2:30PM
McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman and Kyla Ross of the United States celebrate after winning the gold medal in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.  McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman and Kyla Ross of the United States celebrate after winning the gold medal in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England. Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Now that Aly Raisman, Mckayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber are champion gymnasts, they probably expected to be treated to a few highlights along the way, but no one could have predicted the royal encounter they had on Sunday.

The girls, nicknamed the “Fab Five,” who beat Russia and China for the gold during the Team Gymnastics Finals on July 31, were elated when Kate Middleton sought them out to deliver congratulatory remarks.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge applauds during the Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match between Great Britain and Croatia on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 5, 2012 in London, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge applauds during the Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match between Great Britain and Croatia on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 5, 2012 in London, England.
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"Can't believe I just met Princess Kate Middleton! She was in the crowd at the competition and she stood up to talk to us! #honored," Wieber, 17, tweeted Sunday.

Added Raisman, 18, "Just met princess Kate with @jordyn_wieber @kyla_ross96 & @gabrielledoug she is so beautiful & so nice! I told her I loved her style lol :)."

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Middleton, 30, her husband, Prince William, 30, and her brother-in-law Prince Harry, 27, have been avid Games attendees, showing their support from the stands over the past 11 days while dressed in Team Great Britain Olympic gear. On August 2, the duchess and her beau exhibited a rare moment of PDA when they hugged after their country won the gold medal in the Track Cycling event.

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On Sunday, the Duchess of Cambridge, who knows firsthand the pressures of being an athlete (she played field hockey in school), couldn't contain her nail-biting behavior while watching the swimming finals.

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