King makes a splash with Olympic stars at palace reception

The King joked about the risk of “belly flops” with champion diver Tom Daley and his sporting partner during a Buckingham Palace reception celebrating the achievements of Olympic and Paralympic medallists. Sporting stars who won gold, silver and bronze at Tokyo 2020 and the Beijing 2022 Winter Games were welcomed by Charles and the Queen Consort. The monarch and his wife were joined by the Earl of Wessex, who is the patron of the British Paralympic Association, and the Princess Royal, president of the British Olympic Association, and the Duke of Gloucester.