We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012
The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A number of royals will be making the trip to Rio to support their athletes, see here for all forum Rio discussion.
As a warm-up to the Games, the TRF Blog will be looking back to the best royal moments of the most recent four Olympics. Let’s begin with London 2012!
Queen Elizabeth II kicks off the Opening Ceremony alongside Daniel Craig as James Bond
The Princess Royal presents the British eventing team – including daughter Zara Phillips – with the silver medal for team eventing
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Sir Timothy Laurence and Prince Harry (back turned) celebrate after the British team wins gold in the Men’s Team Sprint Track Cycling
The Danish Royal Family host a reception aboard the Dannebrog for the Danish athletes
Prince Christian’s favourite athlete was clearly Usain Bolt
The Dutch Royal Family cheer on the Dutch Men’s Hockey team
Herself a former Olympic swimmer, Princess Charlene of Monaco was front-row centre for several of the swimming events
Crown Princess Mette-Marit cheers as Norway claims the Women’s Handball gold (Prince Sverre Magnus, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Crown Prince Haakon also present)
Then-Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia react as Spain takes home the bronze medal in the Women’s Handball
Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden watch in suspense at the Show Jumping
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