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Members of Royal Family congratulate Team GB & Commonwealth athletes following Olympic success

The Queen has sent a message of congratulations to all of the Team GB athletes following their success at the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro.

In her message, Her Majesty wrote: “I offer my warmest congratulations to the athletes of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth, for their success at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“The outstanding performance of Team GB reflects the talent and hard work of the athletes and support teams.

“I send my best wishes to all those who contributed to this remarkable achievement.

Elizabeth R.”

The 90-year-old Monarch was not alone in congratulating Team GB for their success.

In a joint statement, The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry said: “Congratulations to Team GB on your record-breaking success at Rio 2016.

“We have really enjoyed following your achievements across such a wide variety of sports during the last two weeks.

“London 2012 was a hard act to follow, but you have made the entire country proud of everything you have accomplished.

“You should arrive home knowing that you have delighted millions of people across the Home Nations, many of whom have stayed up late, night after night, to share in your celebrations.

“We all know that this success does not come easy and is the culmination of years of hard work, passionate commitment, sheer grit and determination.

“You are an inspiration to us all, young and old.

They finished, writing: “To everyone with Team GB – well done! We hope you have all enjoyed the experience as much as we have back home.”

The messages of support from the Royal Family follows the success of Team GB at the Olympics, where they finished in second place overall on the medal table. Only the USA beat Britain, with China coming behind in 3rd position.