Royal recognition for our Olympians

The Duchess of Cambridge meets Heather Stanning (left) and Helen Glover at Buckingham Palace Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated tonight at a glittering Buckingham Palace reception hosted by the Queen.

Star sportsmen and women who won gold for the nation during the summer's extravaganza of sport were invited to the palace to mark their achievements.

The athletes arrived in their official Team GB formal wear of suits, which included a special inside pocket for their medals.

Among them were Helen Glover from Penzance and Heather Stanning from Yeovil who won the first gold medals of Team GB's campaign. Here's a clip of the rowers meeting the Queen.