Olympic legends Laura and Jason Kenny collect their official dame and knighthoods at Windsor Castle as Prince William honours the married couple after their incredible cycling careers saw them win 12 gold medals between them
- Cycling legends Jason and Laura Kenny picked up their dame and knighthoods
- The married couple were honoured in person at Windsor Castle on Tuesday
- They were named in New Year’s Honours List after 12 gold medals between them
Olympic cycling legends Laura and Jason Kenny were among a host of current and former Team GB sports stars who received honours at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
Sir Jason and Dame Laura collected their awards in person on Tuesday after he was knighted and she was made a dame in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
The married couple, who have won 12 Olympic gold medals between them, were given the titles for services to cycling.
An investiture is the day when someone who has been awarded an honour receives it in person from the Queen or a member of her family at a royal residence.
Actor Nitin Ganatra, who played Masood Ahmed in BBC soap opera EastEnders, also collected his OBE.
Swimmer Kathleen Dawson, former Team GB hockey captain Barry Middleton and triathlete Alexander Yee, meanwhile, officially receive MBEs for contributions to their respective sports.
Sir Jason Kenny and Laura Kenny have collected their official honours from Windsor Castle
Prince William honoured the married couple after their incredible careers in cycling
Dawson and her team, including Adam Peaty, won gold for 4x100m mixed medley relay at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in a world record time of 3min 37.58sec.
Yee and his teammates won gold at the triathlon mixed relay at Tokyo 2020 and he also won silver in the solo men’s triathlon at the same Olympics.
Middleton was England and Team GB’s most-capped player when he announced his retirement from international hockey in April 2019.
He played 432 games for England and Team GB during his 16-year career, scoring 119 goals.
Middleton represented Team GB at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
The pair have enjoyed impressive careers – winning 12 Olympic gold medals between them