London 2012 medalists went to Buckingham Palace this evening, many of them tweeting their excitement.
Had an amazing time tonight at Buckingham Palace with all the medallist from the Olympics + Paralympics! So nice to see everyone again!
What an amazing night and we didn't want to leave! Thank you so much to everyone who made it possible!
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