British divers Tom Daley, Matty Lee and Jack Laugher meet His Majesty King

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British Olympic champion divers Tom Daley, Matty Lee and Jack Laugher met The Majesties The King and The Queen Consort at a reception in Buckingham Palace.

They were part of a group of over 80 Team GB Olympians from summer and winter sports who joined ParalympicsGB peers at the event to honour their achievements at Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 respectively.

“Talking all things bellyflops with the King👑🤯,” Lee wrote on Instagram.

“A true honour and surreal experience being invited to the palace with my fellow @teamgb medalists to meet the King, Queen Consort, Princess Royal and Prince Edward!”

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Daley is currently on a career break after securing the only gold medal which had illuded him during his incredible career – Olympic gold – at Tokyo 2020, alongside Lee.

Lee himself partnered Noah Williams to World championship silver earlier in the summer.

Laugher, who has won gold, silver and bronze medals across the last two Olympic Games, rounded off his season with two titles at the Roma 2022 European Championships.

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European short course champion Freya Anderson has also recieved her MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

“What a day 😊,” she wrote on Insta after collecting the award in honour of her services to swimming.

The 21-year-old is a 16-time European long course medallist who was competed in the heats for Great Britain in the mixed 4x100m medley relay team who went on to claim gold in the Olympic final at Tokyo 2020.

“I’m very, very proud” she said of the “massive honour” before adding she “definitely did not expect this when I first started swimming.”