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British Royal Family

Kate, Wills and Harry join the Queen to celebrate Team GB

The Duchess of Cambridge reveals the sport Princess Charlotte already wants to take up.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry all turned out to help the Queen honour Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes at a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night.
The Team GB athletes were clearly excited as they got to mingle with royalty and show off their Olympic haul to their head of state.
Kate meets athletes at a reception hosted at Buckingham Palace.
The Duchess looked patriotic in an Alexander McQueen dress covered in red poppies.
Among the room filled with people Kate looked stunning in a cream ankle grazing Alexander McQueen dress which was decorated in patriotic red poppies.
The mother-of-two smiled as she greeted the national sports stars, including equestrian gold medallist Natasha Baker, whom she reportedly told about Princess Charlotte’s love of riding.
“She emphasised that Charlotte has this passion about horses, and although she doesn't echo it, she'll do her best to champion and encourage it,” Ms Baker told the Daily Mail.
Prince Harry chats with some of Team GB.
Prince Harry was a highlight for Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds who was chuffed to get a hug from her favourite royal.
While Ms Simmonds managed to get a handshake from the Queen, and have a chat to Duchess Kate, it was Harry who made her day.
Prince Harry with Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds.
Queen Elizabeth II speaks with British athlete, Nicola Adams.
Prince Philip meets the British ladies hockey team.
“It was the first time I’d met Harry and he gave me a hug,” the athlete told the Daily Mail. “I must have mentioned to someone I was really looking forward to meeting him and he just hugged me.”
“It's great to come to the Palace which is incredible and to be honoured by the Olympics and Paralympics - it's amazing,” she added.
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Team GB had already been celebrated earlier in the day with a huge parade in London which was attended by thousands all out to salute Britain’s most successful games since 1988.

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