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crisiñaki 01-25-2006 01:52 AM

Royals Rooting For Their Teams
I wish to include pictures in this thread when royals go to root their teams/sportsmen (women) wherever they are: (quarterfinals basketball USA vs Spain Athens 2004)
(King Albert II at Roland Garros finale, June 2003 with champion Justine Henin-Hardenne and runner-up Kim Clijsters, both belgian)
(King Juan Carlos congratules Rafael Nadal for winning Roland Garros 2005. Curious fact; when KJC and QS were at the match , they were called to be informed of Irene Urdangarin's birth, so the Queen didn't finish to watch the game and took a flight to Barcelona;) )

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SpiffyBallerina 01-25-2006 02:36 AM

Some Danish posters should get on here because there were a TON of great photos from the last olympics with the Queen, CP Frederik, CP Mary, and even Henrik and Joachim I believe. They really went nuts for the gold-medal-winning Danish team (I believe it was in women's handball).

sebastian 01-26-2006 08:34 AM

The Monaco's rooting for their AS Monaco FC :

There's a whole thread on this : here ...

(abaca, sipa, getty, BdP)

Juanita 01-26-2006 02:20 PM

There is some of Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia.
(source: Abacapress)

*SofiaM* 01-26-2006 02:40 PM

King Carl-Gustaf and Queen Silvia in Sydney 2000 (source: Corbis)
Queen Sofia in Athens 2004 (source: Corbis)
Spanish royals cheering on Iñaki Urdangarin (husband of Infanta Cristina) in Sydney 2000 (source: cover)

The O.C. Fanatic 01-31-2006 03:49 PM

They are really into handball. Are they?

UserDane 01-31-2006 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by The O.C. Fanatic
They are really into handball. Are they?

It's a contagious sport I can tell you;) I think it was the first time queen Margrethe was seen this enthusiastic about a sports event!
Right now the men's European Handball Championship is being played in Switzerland; some great matches so far. Try catching some of them on TV if you can :)

crisiñaki 01-31-2006 11:42 PM

Looks like Frederik is explaining the rules to his mother in picture number 3:D

Marengo 02-01-2006 05:50 AM

Caption and picture form Corbis:

Royals in Royal Box
Original caption: 8/1/1952-Helsinki, Finland- Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (right) leaps into the air with excitement during Wednesday's Holland-Hungary water polo game at Helsinki's Olympic pool. Others in the Royal Box are, left to right: The Duke of Edinburgh, Mrs. William Berge Phillips, of Australia, a member of the International Swimming Committee, and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.

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