Royal fans waiting for Pippa in Washington, Missouri

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WASHINGTON, MO (KPLR) - The Race Across America is speeding through Missouri and Illinois. Among the riders is the Duchess of Cambridge's siblings, Pippa and James Middleton.

Their team of 8 and 200 others are part of a bike race across America. The goal is to raise money for various charities around the world. The group started in Oceanside California last Saturday and plans to cross 12 states and trek 3,000 miles.

Fans are excited at the chance to get a glimpse of the riders. They have been taking naps and dips in the pool to cool off. The race will end in Annapolis Maryland.

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