Olympic cyclists Laura and Jason Kenny to be honoured at Buckingham Palace

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Laura and Jason Kenny are among a host of Olympians being honoured at Buckingham Palace today.

The nation's favourite cycling couple will receive accolades on Tuesday for the string of gold medals they have won for Team GB.

Four-time Olympic champion Ms Kenny announced earlier this year that she was pregnant with her first child.

The 24-year-old married six-time Olympic champion Mr Kenny, 28, in September, and the couple have confirmed they are expecting a baby.

Showjumping champion Nick Skelton, who became Britain's second-oldest gold medallist with victory at Rio 2016, will also be honoured.

The Warwickshire rider, 59, retired from the sport earlier this month.

A number of Paralympians will be honoured at the ceremony, including archers Joanna Frith, John Walker and Jessica Stretton.

Rachel Morris, who has won gold medals in cycling and rowing, will also receive an award.

Olympic sailor Hannah Mills and England footballers Alexandra Scott and Karen Carney are among the other athletes to be recognised.

Rowers Scott Durant, Paul Bennett, Matt Gotrel, Phelan Hill and Pete Reed will also be honoured after their team struck gold in Rio.