Ellie Downie invited to Clarence House
Proud parents with their children at Clarence House, Helen centre 2nd row with Ellie just behind.
Proud mum Helen Downie, whisked 13 year old Ellie off to meet a prince at Clarence House on Thursday 2nd August. Ellie received an invite to the royal house in recognition of her 6 gold medals she won at the Sainsbury's School Games earlier this year.
Ellie meets Prince Harry (left) and with the school age athletes of the future (right)
Prince Harry was there to meet her and other athletes on the day with conversation over tea and sandwiches on the lawn. Ellie continued her day with an interview on Radio 5 Live followed by complimentary tickets to watch the Women's all-around gymnastics final at the Greenwich Arena and GB's Rebecca Tunney 13th place finish, one place below her sister Becky's final position of 12th four years ago in Beijing. Ellie is hotly tipped to be amongst the GB women's squad for Rio 2016. Helen and Ellie still managed to squeeze in some retail therapy to conclude one of their "best days ever".
With some of the best seats in the house Ellie experienced her first Olympic Games, witness to the drama at the Women's all around Championships, London 2012.
Ellie with Notts head coach Claire Starkey and her 6 gold medals.