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Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry congratulate Team GB on record-breaking success

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Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry have sent their congratulations to the athletes of Team GB and everyone associated with the squad. Great Britain and Northern Ireland achieved stellar success at the Rio Olympics, finishing in second place with 27 gold medals – one more than China in third place – and 67 medals in total.

William, Kate and Harry released a joint statement via Kensington Palace, congratulating the team on their "record-breaking success".

Great Britain became the first country to win more medals at a Summer Olympics immediately after hosting one, and their performance this year has been hailed as the best "away Games" ever.

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"London 2012 was a hard act to follow, but you have made the entire country proud," wrote William, Kate and Harry

The royal message from William, Kate and Harry 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.

"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.

"To everyone associated with Team GB – well done! We hope that you have all enjoyed the experience as much as we have back home. William, Catherine, Harry."

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"You should arrive home knowing that you have delighted millions of people across the Home Nations," they wrote

Throughout the tournament, Kensington Palace showed their support for Team GB. They gave a special shout out to Laura Trott, who became Team GB's most successful female Olympian after winning both the team pursuit and the omnium at both the 2012 and 2016 games.

"Well done @LauraTrott31 on a richly deserved fourth Olympic #Gold to become @TeamGB most successful female Olympian. You've done us proud," the tweet read.

The palace also congratulated Sir Bradley Wiggins on becoming Britain's most decorated Olympian, and Mo Farah, Liam Heath and Nicola Adams for also making history.

There have been murmurs that Laura and her fellow cyclist fiancé Jason Kenny, runner Mo and boxer Nicola could all be recognised in the New Year honours list.