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Queen Silvia Receives Cancer Cyclists at Solliden

  July 26, 2012 at 8:19 am by

Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf are currently spending their summer holidays at Solliden Palace on Öland. Yesterday, Queen Silvia was visited by a special group of young women. Four best friends – Beatrice Björch, Stina Lif, Adéle Rundgren and Amanda Löfgren – arrived at Solliden to meet with the Queen at the end of their route. The girls have cycled from Östersund, in the middle of Sweden, to … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar in London with the Spanish Olympic team

  July 26, 2012 at 7:09 am by

London, England – July 24th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz arrived at Heathrow Airport in London on July 24th with the Spanish Olympic team. The elder sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain, is a member of the Honorary Council of the Spanish Olympic Committee and was accompanied by her only daughter, Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo. On July 25th, Infanta Pilar, Alejandro Blanco – … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: IOC Membership

  July 26, 2012 at 5:48 am by

Continuing with our look at Royals and the Olympics, today the TRF Blog focuses on royals – both reigning and non-reigning – who are members of the International Olympic Committee. There are a number of royals who have current IOC membership, listed here in alphabetical order of the country they represent, as well as three who were made Honorary Members following the end of their active membership. Many of these … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Host Nations

  July 25, 2012 at 8:29 am by

With the Games of the XXX Olympiad kicking off on Friday in London, the TRF Blog will be looking at the connection between Royal Families and the Summer Olympic Games throughout history over the next few days. Our first blog entry focuses on royal nations which have hosted a Summer Olympic Games. Greece: Athens 1896 The first Games of the Modern Olympiad were held in the traditional home of the … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family host Audience for Olympic Team

  July 24, 2012 at 7:32 am by

Madrid – July 23rd, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family hosted an audience for the Spanish Olympic Team at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid earlier today. Present were Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias. After meeting the team, the King delivered a speech wishing the team ‘much success’ and the King also expressed his thoughts for … Continue reading

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Kate Opens National Portrait Gallery’s Olympic Exhibition

  July 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the exhibition “Road To 2012: Aiming High” at London’s National Portrait Gallery today. The exhibition features images of famous athletes and newcomers all hoping for Olympic glory. Kate met the photographers, as well as some of their sitters. Among them was the London 2012 Olympic torch relay’s oldest bearer, Diana Gould. Mrs Gould, who turned 100 this year, is set to be a torch-bearer in … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Shows Off His Wall-Climbing Skills

  July 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm by

It seems everyone is getting into the spirit of the London Olympics, even Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, on the first day of their tour to Channel Islands, went to Grainville Secondary School where they talked to teachers and students and popped into the school gym. That’s when the Prince saw a traversing wall – and immediately decided to climb it. To the surprise … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar attends Spanish Olympic Committee Ceremony in Madrid

  July 19, 2012 at 8:56 am by

Madrid – July 14th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz attended the Spanish Olympic Committee opening ceremony in Madrid on July 14th. The elder sister of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I is a member of the Honorary Council of the Spanish Olympic Committee. Present was Spanish judoka champion, Isabel Fernández, who won a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Isabel later … Continue reading

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‘Spot the Royals’ at Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final

  July 9, 2012 at 12:17 am by

It was a game of ‘spot the royals’ in the Royal Box at Wimbledon yesterday afternoon, as Roger Federer and Andy Murray battled it out for the Gentlemen’s Singles Title. The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by her sister, Philippa Middleton, arriving in a Duchess-driven Land Rover. The two sisters sat in the front row of the Box, and watched the match with smiles on their faces. The Duchess wore … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Attends Opening of Rio Football Academy

  July 8, 2012 at 8:54 am by

July 5th,2012 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the opening ceremony of a new football academy in the suburb of Alemao. The Academy is situated at the Olympic Village Complex Alemao and was launched by Rio de Janeiro City Council and the FC Barcelona Foundation. The $1.5-million dollar football academy’s main aim is to train children … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Host an Audience for National Football Team

  July 3, 2012 at 6:48 am by

Madrid – July 2nd, 2012 His Majesty The King was joined by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena at the Palacio de la Zarzuela to host an audience in honour of the National Football Team. Shortly after arriving at the Madrid-Barajas Airport, the winning Spanish Team departed for the Palace where they were greeted by a jubilant King Juan Carlos … Continue reading

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Prince Felipe attends Euro 2012 Final in Kiev

  July 3, 2012 at 6:16 am by

Kiev, Ukraine – July 1st, 2012 His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias attended the UEFA Euro 2012 Final between Spain and Italy on Sunday in Kiev, Ukraine. Prince Felipe joined thousands of Spanish supporters at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev to watch the match. Seated in the Royal Box with the Prince of Asturias was the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy ,and the Spanish Minister of Culture, Education and … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena attends French Open

  June 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm by

Paris, France – June 10th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended the French Open men’s final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Sunday June 10th. The eldest daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia was accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Mr José Ignacio Wert, the President of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Mr … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips Picked For UK Olympic Team

  June 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm by

Zara Phillips has been nominated as part of the British team for the London Olympics, the British Equestrian Federation officially confirmed. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter defied the odds to claim her way to a spot on the team. Just a couple of weeks ago, she was considered to be a long shot to make the strong squad – one of Britain’s main hopes for an Olympic gold. However, always a … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia attend Spain vs Italy Euro 2012

  June 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm by

Gdansk, Poland – June 10th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias flew to Gdansk in Poland yesterday to support the Spanish football team in their opening game against Italy. The Prince and Princess were accompanied by the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and were greeted upon their arrival at the Gdansk Arena by the Polish President, First lady and Prime Minister. To show their support, the … Continue reading

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Eugenie Raises Money For Hospital With Overnight Bike Ride

  June 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm by

Princess Eugenie joined 3,000 cyclists to take part in the Nightrider event to raise money for charity. Eugenie finished at 7.50AM at Alexandra Palace; her seven-hour effort helped bring in £9,000. Part of the money will go to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The Princess is Patron of the Redevelopment Appeal of the Hospital: the accommodation unit at the hospital will be named Princess Eugenie House. The Hospital is of … Continue reading

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The Queen Attends Epsom Derby as Jubilee Celebrations Begin

  June 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm by

Queen Elizabeth’s arrival at Epsom Derby today marked the beginning of four day Diamond Jubilee festivities that promise unforgettable and once in a lifetime experience. The day began with the gun salutes fired across the country, marking the exact anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation. The salutes included a 41-gun salute by the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery at Horse Guards Parade in London, and a 21 gun salute at Windsor … Continue reading

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Princess Anne takes the Torch in Athens at Olympic Handover

  May 18, 2012 at 11:54 am by

The Princess Royal, President of the British Olympic Association, took the Olympic torch from Spyros Capralos, in the Panathenaic Stadium yesterday. Other members of the British delegation included David Beckham, Boris Johnson, Lord Coe, and Hugh Robertson – all beaming with pride as they took part in the historic ceremony. Despite the rain, the ceremony that took place at the Stadium was quite magnificent. Princess Anne, along with Greek President … Continue reading

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William and Kate support Team GB

  May 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm by

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended our Greatest Team Rises – a black tie gala to raise funds to support British athletes and mark countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The royal couple were greeted by Lord Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association, before attending an evening reception. Prince William gave a speech at the reception, with some uplifting words for the British athletes: “For the … Continue reading

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Prince Felipe attends UEFA Europa League Final

  May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am by

Bucharest, Romania – May 9th, 2012 His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias attended the UEFA Europa League final in Bucharest last night between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. The Prince was one of thousands of Spanish supporters who travelled to the National Stadium in Bucharest, Romania to watch the final between the two Spanish teams. At the stadium, His Royal Highness met with Crown Princess Margarita of Romania and … Continue reading

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