FOR THE TEAM: Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to honor Team GB athletes on Wednesday evening.
The British royals chatted with the athletes who competed in the Olympics and Paralympics during the Rio 2016 games over the summer. They met with medal winners, such as swimmer Ellie Simmonds, gymnast Max Whitlock and boxer Nicola Adams.
Kate Middleton donned an Alexander McQueen long-sleeve white dress with a red poppy print and paired it with red suede heels.
Earlier in the day, London hosted a homecoming event to celebrate Team GB athletes. Members of the public cheered on the Olympic competitors at a parade that started in Trafalgar Square and wound its way through the center of town. Attendees viewed footage from the Olympic games on large screens and watched performances given by the Grenadier and Coldstream Guards.
This year, Team GB won 67 medals — 27 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze. Meanwhile, the Paralympics GB team collected an overall count of 147 medals — 64 gold, 39 silver and 44 bronze.
It’s been a sports-themed few days for the young royals. Earlier this week, Prince Harry urged runners taking part in next year’s London Marathon to support the Heads Together campaign, which supports mental health awareness. In a video, he, the duke and the duchess — the campaign’s founders — appear wearing blue headbands.
Later this week, a puzzle book created by code-breakers of GCHQ, the U.K.’s Intelligence and Cyber Security agency, is due out, featuring a foreword written by the duchess. “The GCHQ Puzzle Book” has 140 pages featuring puzzles, codes and games. Proceeds from its sale will benefit Heads Together.