The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 01-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 16,064
Royals Who Are Attending



***

Royals Who Are Attending
the 2014 Sochi Olympics;
7-23 February 2014





***
__________________

__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 16,064
The Dutch government has decided to send the king, queen, prime minister and the minister of foreign affairs to the Olympic winter games. Other countries like Germany, France and the US decided not to send the highest representation.

Grand DUke Henri will also be attending the games.
__________________

__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-10-2014, 03:14 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 6,388

It is nice to see sensible European governments. The Swiss President is said be attending the upcoming Games.
__________________
"I never did mind about the little things"
Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2014, 03:54 PM
vkrish's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 854
The Dutch contingent seems pretty huge.. Anyways UK is just sending Annie with Timmie..
__________________
The only word I hate in the Royal Dictionary - ABDICATION
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-10-2014, 05:23 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 16,064
I am not sure if they will all be coming at the same time. Probably not: the winter holidays of the king and queen are schedueled in the same period (the RVD announced a photoshoot at Feb. 17th).

There is quite some criticism by the opposition about this idiotically high representation to such a regime. But I suppose the Dutch government has weak knees after the diplomatic fights with Russia in 2013. I would have preferred it if they didn't send anybody at all. Or a junior minister/royal at best. Anyway, there was a simular discussion about China, WA still went. And I am sure there will be a simular (though less heated) discussion about the Qatar World Cup in a few years. Thankfully it will be Brazil's turn first.

For Belgium the PM is not attending, I am not sure about the king/RF though. David Cameron also will not attend.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 6,388
Cheap European dramas and pearl clutching aside ... I wonder who will represent Japan and other Asian royal families.
__________________
"I never did mind about the little things"
Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cincinnati, United States
Posts: 163
I'm happy the United States won't be sending anyone of importance to Russia. It will be far too dangerous over there and any U.S. citizen will probably be a target. I'm actually quite worried about the American athletes who will be there. I don't think the Russian government can provide enough security for everyone. It's going to be a very stressful two weeks.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-11-2014, 03:48 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,541
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
Cheap European dramas and pearl clutching aside ... I wonder who will represent Japan and other Asian royal families.
Hardly cheap european dramas really? Russia's attitude to all things equal is abhorrent.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Al_bina's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 6,388
Russia does not command any country to attend. It is within rights of a particular country or its politicians to abstain from attending the Games. Issuing righteous proclamations is childish.
__________________
"I never did mind about the little things"
Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-11-2014, 12:59 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,541
Of course it is, and they're abstaining for a damn good reason. The fact you're criticising the reason is the issue.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 6,388
The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on. That is all.
__________________
"I never did mind about the little things"
Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-11-2014, 03:17 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san diego, United States
Posts: 3,014
I read on the Norway thread that the king and Queen are going, as well as Haakon
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-16-2014, 05:51 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 11,635
I'm wondering if Infanta Pilar of Spain will attend,must see what I can find out.
__________________
5th of July 1554 -Birth of Elisabeth of Austria,Queen of Charles IX of France
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-16-2014, 11:28 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: katonah, United States
Posts: 2,585
I ma really quite surprised, after the boycott of the last Russian Olympics, that Putin picked this point to issue those anti gay laws.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san diego, United States
Posts: 3,014
"HRH Crown Prince Frederik participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on 4-8th February"
Im guessing he is attending IOC meetings beforehand.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-23-2014, 11:46 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 18,525
King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia attend on 14th-16th February.
H.M. Konung Carl XVI Gustaf - Sveriges Kungahus [NS4 version]
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-23-2014, 12:18 PM
kbk kbk is offline
Nobility
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Toruń, Poland
Posts: 266
I think we should think separately of the royals attending the Olympics in their capacity as IOC members and their nation's sports patrons and those who are sent by their governments as representatives on more official level. Thus, IMO the King should be the only VIP from the Netherlands attending the events. Not attending at all would be inappropriate for him as the athletes competing in the Olympics and the Olympic movement itself has (or should have) nothing to do with Russian politicis. First of all, it's a sports event on a top level led by the organisation of which he is a member, advocate and representative (at least on the national level).
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san diego, United States
Posts: 3,014
CP Frederik is now listed as attending the Olympics during two times; "HRH Crown Prince participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on 4-8th February and 17-22nd February."
Im guessing the 4th through the 8th is more as member of the IOC.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-30-2014, 12:12 PM
SydneyLux's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Somewhere, Germany
Posts: 214
Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg will attend the Games, as will Princess Nora of Liechtenstein.
__________________
Luxarazzi * Castles & Co * The Royal Resource
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-02-2014, 12:12 PM
fairy tale's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: G., Germany
Posts: 3,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by polyesco View Post
I read on the Norway thread that the king and Queen are going, as well as Haakon
Yes, CP Haakon attends the Winter Olympics 10-14 February 2014, King Harald and Queen Sonja 17-22 Februar.
The Royal House of Norway - Official engagements
__________________

__________________
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely. - The Land Before Time
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
crown prince frederik, crown prince haakon, grand duke henri, king constantine ii, king willem-alexander, olympic games, olympics, president putin, prince albert ii, prince felix, princess anne, princess charlene, queen anne-marie, queen maxima, russia, timothy laurence, winter olympics 2014


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Popular Tags
belgium best outfit birth camilla chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess catharina-amalia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events death denmark duchess of cambridge duchess of cornwall fashion fashion poll france funeral hereditary grand duchess stéphanie infanta leonor king abdullah of jordan king felipe king felipe vi king harald king philippe king willem-alexander letizia maxima official visit photo session picture of the week president gauck president hollande prince carl philip prince daniel prince frederik prince harry prince of wales princess alexia (2005 -) princess beatrice princess leonore princess madeleine princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mette-marit princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen fabiola queen letizia queen letizia fashion queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima style queen rania queen silvia queen sonja royal fashion sofia hellqvist spanish royals state visit sweden the hague united states of america victoria wedding willem-alexander


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]