“Congratulations to Team GB on your record-breaking success at Rio 2016,” their joint statement read.
“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,” they said. “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.”
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 22, 2016
Prince Harry, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton acknowledged the athletes’ inspiration for both young and old.
“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. To everyone associated with Team GB – well done! We hope you have all enjoyed the experience as much as we have back home.”
Also, Harry congratulated his friend Usain Bolt and wished him a happy birthday.
The two men met during an official visit made by the Prince to Jamaica to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth in March 2012. Harry jokingly beat him by jumping the gun in a race.
“Congratulations @usainbolt – now you’re officially the greatest you might be ready for a re-run. Happy 30th – H,” the royal wrote.