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Gold for the Netherlands! Willem-Alexander and Máxima Congratulate Olympic Champion

  August 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – were on hand today in Rio to congratulate Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe following his gold medal win in the RS:X sailing competition. The family welcomed van Rijsselberghe on to the yacht they were watching the race from afterwards, giving him congratulatory hugs. The previous evening, the King and Queen attended the final evening of the swimming … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day Six

  August 11, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

Day six of the Rio Olympic Games saw Princess Anne being part of history as she presented the Fijian men’s rugby sevens team with their gold medal after the gold medal match of the event – the first Olympic medal ever won by the tiny island nation. As the Fijians received their medals, they each knelt before Princess Anne and clapped three times after she hung the medal around their … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day Three

  August 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

The royals have continued their support of the athletes in Rio on day three, here’s a round-up of where they were at today: Princess Anne watched as Team GB’s Edward Ling won a bronze medal in the men’s trap shooting. What a day for Ed Ling!A #Bronze medal & a royal conversation with Princess Anne!#rio2016 pic.twitter.com/24DNUIRiQt — Team GB (@TeamGB) August 8, 2016 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark watched on … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

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Some Niece-ly Support for Zara Tindall At Festival of British Eventing

  August 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

Zara Tindall is competing in the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park this weekend, and her two nieces – Savannah and Isla Phillips – were on hand to cheer on their aunt in today’s dressage stage. The two youngster, both wearing simple summer dresses, kept themselves entertained during breaks in the competition, before sitting atop the bonnet of a SUV as Zara took to the course on High Kingdom.

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Frederik and Mary Visit Danish – And Aussie – Athletes In Olympic Village

  August 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince and Princess continued their rounds of meeting Danish athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today, stopping at the Olympic Village. Here they spent time chatting and posing for photos with various Danish athletes, who appreciated the support of their royals. Frederik and Mary also joined in a quick bike ride with the Danes including wrestler Mark O. Madsen and Another Royal visit. This time not only got … Continue reading

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King Felipe Visits The ‘Aifos’ During Copa Del Rey

  August 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm by

King Felipe VI paid a visit to the crew manning his yacht, Aifos, in this year’s Copa Del Rey Mafre Sailing Cup. Although the day’s race did not go ahead due to strong winds, the King instead spent his time speaking with the crew and officials from the Royal Yacht Club de Palma. King Felipe has this year been unable to participate in the race himself, as he usually does, due to … Continue reading

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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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