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Queen honours Olympians and Paralympians at Buckingham Palace

Some of Britain's medal-winning Olympians and Paralympians have been honoured for their success at a reception in Buckingham Palace with the Queen.

The event marked the first such reception to include members of both TeamGB and ParalympicsGB.

Bronze medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle told the BBC's Joe Wilson that the she was "honoured" to attend and that the Queen had admitted being "nervous" watching her granddaughter, Zara Phillips, compete.

  • 23 Oct 2012
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