Princess Anne Releases Rare Personal Message to Team Great Britain

Kate Middleton and Prince William aren’t the only ones sending messages of congratulations to Team Great Britain after the Olympics. Princess Anne just released a personal statement praising the athlete’s “magnificent performance.”

To mark the end of the Games, which officially came to a close on Sunday, the Princess Royal penned a note to the chairman of the British Olympic Association (of which she is Patron), Sir Hugh Robertson. The full message was shared on the official royal family website, while a portion of it was posted on Instagram.

The statement read: “My sincere congratulations to you as Chairman, Mark England as Chef d’Equippe and all the athletes, coaches and trainers, and the staff in support roles, for an excellent Team GB performance in the Tokyo Olympics. Despite the many difficulties in training and getting to the Games during the pandemic, everyone involved in Team GB has played a significant role in a magnificent performance.” She simply signed the note, “Anne.”

As we mentioned above, the 70-year-old royal isn’t the first of her family to speak out regarding the international event. On Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a slideshow on social media, praising their country’s “strength, passion and determination.”

The post featured a handful of photos taken throughout the course of the Olympics, including athletes in action as well as sweet moments on the podium. This year, Team GB received a total of 65 medals—22 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze.

We love to see this kind of support from members of the royal fam.

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