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William, Kate and Harry Send TeamGB Good Luck As Princess Anne Attends Reception in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 8:46 am by

A video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry sending their support to TeamGB’s athletes in Rio has been released this morning. “We have some of the most passionate supporters in the world, and can’t wait to cheer on our athletes together this time in Rio,” Prince William says, while Harry calls the British athletes an “inspiration to us all” and encourages TeamGB to “top 2012”. Kate … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Sydney 2000

  August 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

The first Olympics of the new millennium were held in Sydney, Australia and several royals made the trek “Down Under” for the event (one even managed to find a wife – while another’s was in the pool!). Vamos!: Prince Felipe cheers on Spain’s men’s handball team during a match against Sweden. Also present are Queen Sofia, a pregnant Infanta Cristina and her eldest son Juan (starring wide-eyed at his uncle’s antics) … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Hands Out LEGO, Visits Danish Swimmers In Rio

  August 3, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark had a few events in today in Rio de Janeiro, first distributing LEGO to children at the EDI Institute for Child Development. 5,000 boxes of LEGO have been donated to 300 Brazilian schools as part of the VisitDenmark campaign and the Danish Business and Growth Ministry’s promotion. The Institute for Child Development runs the ‘Schools of Tomorrow’ program within Rio which provides children in the … 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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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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Prince Harry Hosts BBQ, Says He ‘Regrets’ Not Speaking of Mother’s Death Earlier

  July 25, 2016 at 10:26 am by

As part of the Heads Together mental health campaign, Prince Harry has hosted a BBQ in the gardens of Kensington Palace with a number of British sports stars in attendance who have experience with mental health battles. After flipping burgers and sausages with sprinter Iwan Thomas, Harry spoke with football star Rio Ferdinand about the grief of losing a parent at a young age (Ferdinand’s wife passed away last year … Continue reading

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William and Kate Cheer on Land Rover BAR During Portsmouth Leg of America’s Cup World Series

  July 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched on from the choppy waters as the Land Rover BAR team led by Sir Ben Ainslie took home the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth title for the second year in a row, and placed themselves on top of the leaderboard for the overall World Series. William and Kate – both wearing official team shirts and jumpers – then presented the team with … Continue reading

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Pierre Casiraghi in Boating Accident

  July 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

During a regatta on Lake Garda, Italy on Friday, Pierre Casiraghi was involved in a boating accident that forced his crew to abandon the rest of the competition. Casiraghi’s yacht, the Malizia, and a media boat crossed paths, causing the yacht overturn upon impact, leading to serious technical damage. Thankfully, none of the crew on the yacht or on the media boat suffered any injuries. “Mostly it’s very annoying…such an accident should never … Continue reading

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Royals In Germany For CHIO Aachen Opening

  July 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden joined Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg at the opening of the CHIO Aachen equestrian event in Aachen, Germany today. It is the largest equestrian event in the world. The Queen, wearing a vibrant red outfit, officially opened the event, delivering a speech in front of the 40,000-strong audience after she and the King arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. Sweden is the partner country of … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Final Day of Wimbledon

  July 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Kent, the Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, and Lady Helen and Tim Taylor were all present for the men’s final of Wimbledon today. Zenouska Mowatt, Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter, was also in the crowd. Andy Murray won the championship, the second time he has ever done so. Murray was congratulated … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Princess Marina Presents Wimbledon Trophy

  July 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

July 8, 1963: As President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent presents Australia’s Margaret Smith (later Court) with the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship trophy following her defeat of American Billie Jean Moffitt (later King) in the final. Marina’s son, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, is the current President of the All England Club. This year’s women’s final will take place tomorrow.

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Women’s Semi-Finals Draw Kate To Wimbledon For First Time This Tournament

  July 7, 2016 at 9:50 am by

Thursday is women’s semi-final day at Wimbledon, and the Duchess of Cambridge is in the audience on Centre Court watching on as a potential Williams-Williams final is set up. Arriving earlier this afternoon, Kate met with ball boys and girls, as well as tournament staff and officials, players and coaches – including Andy Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl and Oracene Price, the mother of Serena and Venus Williams. Wearing a repeated canary … Continue reading

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No Joy For Princess Elisabeth As The Red Devils Go Down To Wales

  July 1, 2016 at 9:34 pm by

Despite the best encouragement of herself and her siblings earlier in the day, Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth was unable to leave the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille with a smile on her face as the Belgian Red Devils lost 3-1 to Wales in their EURO quarter-final match. The 14-year-old attended the match with her father, King Philippe; both showing their support wearing Belgium scarves. #EURO2016 #WALBEL #BEL Go @BelRedDevils go!!! #ComeOnBelgium #TOUSENSEMBLE #tousenfrance … Continue reading

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Oh, Hello! Duchess of Cornwall Joined At Wimbledon By Denmark’s Crown Prince

  June 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm by

Both regular attendees of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark warmly greeted each other as they arrived to the Royal Box on centre court today. Crown Prince Frederik is currently at Wimbledon. pic.twitter.com/K0xqNNMDUB — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) June 30, 2016 They, along with the Duke of Kent (who is President of the All England Club where the Championships take place), watched the … Continue reading

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Go You Red Devils! Philippe and Mathilde Cheer on Belgian Football Team

  June 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians were in the crowd on Sunday at the Stadium de Toulouse in Toulouse to watch the Belgian team take on Hungary in the round of 16 in the UEFA European Championship. The pair, wearing the Belgian colours, were rewarded for their enthusiastic cheers, as the Red Devils annihilated Hungary 4-0. Belgium will now face Wales in the quarter finals on Friday. #TousALille 4th finals #EURO2016 Congrats, proud … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Joins Rugby Workshop in Manchester

  June 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Alongside the English Under 20s rugby team, Prince Harry participated in a skills workshop in Stockport this afternoon. He joined a mass of local youngsters in a game of touch rugby, before taking part in a series of skill tests led by the Under 20s team (who are into the World Championship final). The workshop was held as part of the Rugby Football Union – of which Harry is vice-patron – … Continue reading

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Not The Best Birthday Present: Prince William Watches On As England Draws with Slovakia

  June 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

It wasn’t the 34th birthday present that Prince William may have hoped for, as England drew with Slovakia in their group match at the EURO Championships in Saint Etienne, France today. William attended the match in his role as President of the Football Association. Earlier in the day he sent the English team a pep-talk video, reminding them that “the nation is behind you.” The draw means that England finished second … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Not Going To Rio

  June 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by

In an interview with Der Westen, Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has confirmed she will not be competing for Denmark at the Rio Olympics in August, as she does not feel that her horse is stable enough to participate at that standard. “For the Olympics, you need a stable horse – and on Saturday in the Grand Prix Special [at the 2016 Danish Dressage Championships in Broholm], I saw that Fabienne [her 18-year-old … Continue reading

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Running Riot: Mia Tindall Holds Court At Polo

  June 19, 2016 at 1:52 pm by

Two-year-old Mia Tindall once again was the centre of attention during a charity polo match as part of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo today. While her mother Zara played in the match between Olympic legends and jockeys, little Mia was on the sidelines, running rings around the legs of her father Mike and grandmother Princess Anne. With a smile, Princess Anne gladly followed her youngest grandchild around as she ran … Continue reading

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