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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Attend IOC Opening Session in Rio

  August 1, 2016 at 5:16 pm by

As a member of the International Olympic Committee, Crown Prince Frederik was present at the opening ceremony of the 129th IOC Session at the Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro. He was accompanied by his wife, Crown Princess Mary. Also present for the session was fellow IOC member Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Olympic Games begin on Friday, expect to see several more royals arrive by then to … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012

  August 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

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 … Continue reading

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Buena Suerte! Spain’s King and Queen See Athletes Off To Rio

  July 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm by

The Spanish Olympic Team received a royal farewell as they departed for Rio de Janeiro today, with King Felipe and Queen Letizia heading up the farewell committee at the Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid. After speaking with the athletes and taking several selfies, King Felipe briefly addressed the team, saying that the whole of Spain was “convinced of your abilities in competition, but also your human qualities. When you are … Continue reading

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List of Royal Attendees At Rio Olympics Starts To Take Shape

  July 7, 2016 at 8:51 am by

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are set to begin in less than a month’s time, and the list of royals who will be making the trip to the southern hemisphere for the event is beginning to form. Those confirmed as attending thus far are: Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie – they will be attending the opening ceremony on August 5, several sporting … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Not on Selection Short-List For Equestrian Team For Rio

  June 22, 2016 at 9:18 am by

Just days after Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg confirmed she would not be competing in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, it has also been announced that Zara Tindall has not been shortlisted to represent Team GB on the equestrian team. It is believed that, although Zara and her mount High Kingdom met the Olympic qualification requirements for selection, the horses’s health issues and fitness is the reason for Zara not being named on … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Lights Youth Olympic Games Cauldron

  February 13, 2016 at 3:44 am by

Norway’s young Princess Ingrid Alexandra last night had the honour of lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Second Youth Olympic Games, held in Lillehammer. Among the 13,000 who watched from the stands as the Princess lit the cauldron, using the same torch her father Crown Prince Haakon used to light the Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games cauldron in 1994, were the King and Queen of Norway and the Crown Prince … Continue reading

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Princess Anne, Royals Arrive In Sochi For 2014 Winter Olympics

  February 7, 2014 at 2:13 am by

Princess Anne has arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has been and will be joined by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Grand Duke Henri and Prince Félix of Luxembourg, former King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Nora of Liechtenstein and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan. Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a member of the German House … Continue reading

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Prince Faisal, Head of Jordanian Olympic Committee for the Third Time

  October 21, 2013 at 10:56 am by

Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan was elected yesterday as head of the Jordanian Olympic Committee (JOC) for the third time in row. During the event which took place at Al Hussein Youth City and after the announcement of the elections result, Prince Faisal addressed the audience and said that he looks forward to work and serve the Jordanian sports for the next three years. The Prince, who is … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals in Buenos Aires

  September 6, 2013 at 6:44 am by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family travelled to the Argenitian capital Buenos Aires this week to support Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. On September 2nd, Prince Felipe headed the Spanish delegation that arrived in Buenos Aires. On September 5th, he was joined by his wife, Princess Letizia, and aunt,Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. On Thursday evening, both Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia were photographed together looking happy … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Hosts Dinner In Honor Of IOC Evaluation Commission

  March 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Sofia and members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over a gala dinner in honour of the IOC Evaluation Commission at the Palacio Real in Madrid on Wednesday, March 20th. The Queen was accompanied by TRH The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Elena and Pilar of Spain. The IOC are in Spain this week to discuss Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Prior … Continue reading

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Madrid 2020 Olympic Delegation Meet Prince Felipe

  January 19, 2013 at 5:14 am by

Members of the Madrid 2020 Olympic board of trustees were warmly received by His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias at the Palacio de la Zarzuela on Thursday, January 17th. Also present was the Prince’s aunt, Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz who is also an Honorary Member of the International Olympic Committee. The Prince was presented with the Madrid 2020 Candidature file which they hope will lead to … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge at Sports Personality of the Year Awards

  December 17, 2012 at 11:37 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge made her first formal appearance since announcing her pregnancy to attend the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony in London where she presented two awards. The first one was a Lifetime Achievement Award to Lord Sebastian Coe; Lord Coe was the chairman of the London Organising Committee and is widely credited as being instrumental at securing the London will host the 2012 games, as … Continue reading

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Royals At Buckingham Palace Reception For Team GB

  October 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm by

Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes were honoured yesterday at a glittering Buckingham Palace reception hosted by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. British Royals turned out in force to show their appreciation for the sporting heroes who had won Britain an unprecedented haul of gold, silver and bronze medals during the spectacular London 2012 Games. Team GB did the country proud with an outstanding performance during the Olympic … Continue reading

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2012 London Paralympics Opening Ceremony

  August 31, 2012 at 7:22 am by

The Paralympics Opening ceremony proved once and for all that when it comes to staging a brilliant, witty and spectacular show, Britain simply has no match. The ceremony was billed as a “journey of discovery”, and it didn’t disappoint. It was a display dedicated to the Age of Enlightenment – the period between 1600 and 1800 which saw unprecedented intellectual revolution sweeping Europe and the American colonies. The fabulous festivities … Continue reading

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Closing Ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games

  August 13, 2012 at 9:13 am by

After fantastic two weeks, London 2012 came to end with the traditional Closing Ceremony – and what a ceremony it was! The night’s spectacle was led by Prince Harry, who was tasked with the role of Her Majesty’s official representative; other British and foreign royals, including the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Anne, Prince Albert of Monaco, were present as well. The magnificent ceremony satisfied even the most demanding, providing a … Continue reading

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London 2012: Dutch Royals Bring Nieces to Cheer on Holland

  July 31, 2012 at 9:49 am by

When the Oranjes turned up to watch the women’s hockey match between the Netherlands and Belgium on July 29th, royal watchers had to pause and re-count the number of little blonde heads sitting with Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima. Along with the couple’s three daughters – Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – were Countesses Luana and Zaria, the two young daughters of the Prince’s brother, Friso, and his wife Mabel. … Continue reading

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London 2012: Silver Team Medal for Zara Phillips

  July 31, 2012 at 9:11 am by

The British eventing equestrian team has taken home a silver medal, following the completion of the three stages in the eventing tournament. Zara Phillips, Tina Cook, Mary King, William Fox-Pitt and Nicola Wilson placed second behind Germany after today’s show jumping at Greenwich Park. Unfortunately for Phillips, she incurred both a fence and time penalty during her ride, which left her with combined penalties of 53.10. Zara admitted that “[she] … Continue reading

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London 2012: A perfect round from Zara in cross-country

  July 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm by

Zara Phillips continued her quest for an Olympic medal with a highly successful result in the difficult cross-country portion of eventing. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter finished well inside the time frame with a final result of 9 minutes and 55.11 seconds, to the delight of the cheering crowd. Zara was also one of the few riders to go through the 5.7-kilometer course dotted with 28 obstacles without a single penalty. … Continue reading

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