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Adam Peaty: Meeting the Queen makes me proud to be British

Olympic gold medalist Adam Peaty has said that meeting the Queen makes him "extremely proud" to be British.

Peaty, who won Team GB's first gold medal in the men's 100m breaststroke at Rio 2016, will be among the Olympic champions attending a royal reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

"It's going to be mint and hopefully we get to meet her and the rest of the royal family," he told ITV News. "There's nothing like being in London - the greatest city on earth."

Asked what he will say to the Queen, Peaty said: "I don't know - just probably hi! I don't think we've got much in common - I don't think she likes playing Xbox!"

He added: "All jokes aside, I think it's going to be a massive moment for me to actually know who I'm representing - the Queen - just the history behind the Royal Family makes me extremely proud to be British"

Olympic gold champion Nicola Adams, the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title, said she was also looking forward to meeting the Queen.

Adams, who successfully defended her title as women's flyweight champion in Rio 2016, first met the monarch in 2013, when she received an MBE for services to boxing.

Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams. Credit: ITV News

"It's a really nice experience - not a lot of people get to go into the palace - being there and getting to talk to the Queen. It's a nice experience."

Britain's Olympians and Paralympians celebrated their Olympic success with a homecoming parade in London's Trafalgar Square on Tuesday.

On Monday, the athletes took part in a street parade in Manchester.

Team GB won 67 medals at Rio 2016, including 27 golds, coming in second place in the medals table after the US.

ParalympicsGB won 147 medals, including 64 golds, coming in second place after China.