Diver among the British Olympians invited to Buckingham Palace
British diver Tom Daley joined other Olympians from Great Britain this week for a reception with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
Daley, who won the bronze medal in the 10 meter synchro men’s diving event with Daniel Goodfellow, shared with fans on YouTube that Goodfellow had a wardrobe crisis.
‘Dan forgot his formal shirt and had to use one he had in his bag from a night out a couple of days ago,’ Daley shared.
The reception for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic medalists was also attended by Prince Philip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, and Princess Anne.
Before heading to Buckingham Palace, the medalists were feted at a rally held in London’s Trafalgar Square.
‘It was so surreal to be sitting on stage in front of thousands of people in Trafalgar Square. And to think the Olympics and Paralympics were so long ago – everyone was still so excited to see us,’ Daley said.
In all, Great Britain’s athletes collected 27 golds among their medal total of 67 – two more than from London 2012 – for their best-ever haul from an overseas Olympics. The ParalympicsGB squad won 147 medals including 64 golds.
‘What an awesome day!’ Daley wrote on his YouTube page. ‘Thanks to everyone who came and supported us!’