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Palace honours golden couple of hockey, Kate and wife Helen

By Tony Jones

Former Great Britain hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh and her wife have been honoured for helping the national team win gold at the Rio Olympics.

Kate, who was awarded an OBE, and partner Helen, who received an MBE, have been recognised for outstanding careers on the hockey pitch.

The couple were part of the Great Britain team that beat the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the final.

Kate has now retired from international hockey.

They were recognised alongside six Paralympic swimmers who won gold medals in the pool at the Rio Games, all of whom were awarded MBEs.

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