By royal appointment

Great Britains Medalists take some time to meet her majesty the Queen

The past few days have been incredible for the Great Britain players who took part in the Rio Olympics. With the athletes’ parade in Manchester swiftly followed by the Heroes Return in London you could be forgiven for thinking they would have gone home for a well earned rest after the event at Trafalgar Square finished. However there was one more appointment they had to keep and it’s not the sort of appointment you would want to miss!

The gold medal winners were invited to Buckingham Palace for an audience with the royal family, including the Queen herself! The players decked out in their official Team GB formal wear took the chance to meet the royals with the Queen checking on Susannah Townsend's health proving one of the highlights:

As well as a few words from the Queen, Maddie Hinch was treated to a unique impression of her skills by Prince Harry

Many of the team took to social media to express what an honour it was to meet the royals. A great day for each and every one of our squad and just reward for their hard work over the years.  

Want to see the best of the tweets from the palace? Take a look at our Twitter moments: