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Queen offers 'warmest congratulations' to Olympic winners

The Queen described Team GB's performance as a 'remarkable achievement'. Credit: PA

The Queen has offered her "warmest congratulations" to Team GB for their Olympic success.

In an official statement, she said the "outstanding performance of Team GB reflects the talent and hard work of the athletes and their support teams".

The Queen congratulated British medal winners for their remarkable achievement.

I offer my warmest congratulations to the athletes of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Commonwealth, for their success at this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The outstanding performance of Team GB reflects the talent and hard work of the athletes and their support teams.

I send my best wishes to all those who contributed to this remarkable achievement.

– Her Majesty The Queen

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry also congratulated the team saying it was an "inspiration to us all, young and old".

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry also offered their congratulations to Team GB. Credit: PA/EMPICS Entertainment

"London 2012 was a hard act to follow, but you have made the entire country proud of everything you have accomplished," they said in a statement.

"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."

Britain finished second in the medal table in this year's Rio Games with 27 golds out of a total of 67 medals becoming the first host nation ever to improve on their home games medal tally at the next competition.

The wins have made the Rio Olympics the most successful Games for Britain in over a century.