Prince Harry was in the house ) the beach volleyball house.
Silver medalists Jennifer Kessy and April Ross had the pleasure of watching the royal make his way into Horse Guards Parade on Wednesday night.
The U.S. pair were going through security ahead of their gold-medal match, which they lost to three-time champion countrywomen Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings.
Ross: "We actually thought the cameras were for us because they were filming us walking and then someone's like, 'Oh, Prince Harry's behind right behind you.' I was like, 'Aah.'"
Kessy on not talking to the prince: "We chickened out a little bit."
Ross: "We figured he might want a picture if we got a gold."
— Janie McCauley — Twitter http://twitter.com/janiemccAP
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