Prince William & Kate Middleton Share Personal Message Following Paralympics: ‘You Should All Be Incredibly Proud’

Queen Elizabeth wasn’t the only one sending heartfelt messages to athletes following the conclusion of the Tokyo Paralympics. Kate Middleton and Prince William have also shared a rare statement to congratulate team Great Britain.

To mark the close of the Paralympic Games on Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a slideshow on their joint personal Instagram account, along with a sentimental note.

“What a performance by @ParalympicsGB_Official in Tokyo!” the caption read. “The mental strength, determination and talent shown throughout has been nothing short of inspiring, and you should all be incredibly proud of your achievements.”

The couple also made sure to shout-out one of Middleton’s patronages, SportsAid, an organization that provides financial aid to young athletes training to become Olympians, Paralympians and world champions. The caption continued, “@TeamSportsAid has helped support 165 of the 227 members of ParalympicsGB during their careers. Without this support, these athletes may not have had the financial support and recognition they require to perform at the level they do.”

As we mentioned above, Her Majesty shared a rare statement of her own, which was posted on the official Instagram account of the royal family alongside a photo of the athletes and their respective flags.

Part of her statement read: “I offer my warm congratulations to Paralympic athletes from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and indeed to the athletes of all Commonwealth countries, on their enormous success at the Tokyo Games. The commitment, dedication and adaptability shown by you, and your support teams, during the exceptional circumstances of the last 18 months has been inspirational.”

Congrats, team GB!

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