William and Harry: Royal Hosts

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry hosted the winners from The Met Excellence Awards at Kensington Palace on Tuesday.

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The Met Excellence Awards is the annual celebration recognising police officers, staff and volunteers for their outstanding work.

The winners from 13 categories were honoured at a ceremony last and attended the reception at Kensington Palace with the Royal brothers.

2017 was a challenging year for the Met Police from attacks in Westminster and London Bridge to the Grenfell Tower fire. The awards last week honoured some of the brave Met officers, staff and volunteers who went above and beyond.

The late PC Keith Palmer was posthumously honoured at the ceremony for his heroism during the Westminster terror attack. Palmer, who tragically was stabbed to death when he confronted attacker Khalid Masood outside the Houses of Parliament last March, was named the winner of the outstanding bravery of the year prize.

Two awards were voted on by the public, Safer Neighbourhoods Team of the Year and Special Constable of the Year awards.

The Met Excellence Awards also cover a vast range of accomplishments including tackling anti-social behaviour, fighting drug and weapons violations, improving community trust, and the honouring volunteers who put in the time to help keep London safe.

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Prince William and Prince Harry thanked and congratulated everyone in attendance for their extraordinary work serving and protecting the public.

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