Royal appointment for sport greats

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Published: Wednesday 18th March 2015 by The News Editor

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh tonight met famous names from the world of sport as they celebrated 50 years of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Dame Mary Peters, who won gold in the pentathlon in the 1972 Olympics, and paralympian Baroness Grey-Thompson, who both had fellowships from the trust, attended a reception at Buckingham Palace.

The Trust was set up in 1965, as Sir Winston Churchill’s living legacy.

Since then, more than 5,000 British citizens have been awarded fellowships by the Trust, from more than 100,000 applicants, to travel overseas to study areas of topical and personal interest.

Fellows from every decade since 1965 represented the trust at the event.

Published: Wednesday 18th March 2015 by The News Editor

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