The Queen hosted a reception for Olympic and Paralympic medalists at Buckingham Palace in the evening of October 18th. The Duke of Edinburgh, Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Princess Royal, and Duke of York. The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent were also present.
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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were joined by members of the royal family for a reception honouring Olympic and Paralympic heroes at Buckingham Palace. British PM Theresa may was also present. Gold medalist Ellie Simmonds said:’It’s great to come to the Palace which is incredible and to be honoured by the Olympics and Paralympics – it’s amazing.‘ Team GB collected 67 medals in Rio, while the Paralympics GB team won 147 medals.