British Paralympic Stars Receive Honours at Buckingham Palace

Credit : Sophie Christiansen via Facebook

Friday 21 April - 12h26 | Lulu Kyriacou

British Paralympic Stars Receive Honours at Buckingham Palace

British paralympians Sophie Christiansen CBE and Sir Lee Pearson CBE were honoured this week at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.​

The two paralympian stars were in the British capital where their Commander of the Order of the British Empire medals were conferred by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. On her Facebook page, Christiansen commented: "Absolutely honoured to receive my CBE from Prince William today at Buckingham Palace. Paralympic sport was well represented with my teammate Lee Pearson getting a knighthood. We are lucky as athletes to be recognised in such a way.​"

​Pearson has won a staggering eleven gold medals, and after being knighted for services to equestrianism, he said: "Nobody would ever have dreamt this. I never expected it. That was one of the questions Prince William asked me – but the truth is, I didn't even expect to be a Paralympian, or get a gold medal, never mind this!"

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