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A Busy Day for King Abdullah II & Queen Rania of Jordan

  August 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm by

Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania, King Abdullah II of Jordan started his busy schedule this Monday by recieving a group of Jordanian students, who obtained the highest scores in the General Secondary Certificate Exam (tawjihi). During the reception, which took place at the Royal Offices in Al Husseiniyeh Palace, the King and Queen proudly discussed and praised the students for their great academic progress and achievements. جلالة الملك عبدالله … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Receive Dutch Olympic Team

  August 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm by

Today, Wednesday August 24, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima received the medal winners of the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro. The ceremony took place at the Noordeinde Palace where the athletes were greeted by the Royal Couple. At the end of the visit took place an official photo in the stairs of the Palace. For the occasion the Queen worn an orange dress that was matched with the … Continue reading

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Jordanian U17 Female Soccer Team Gets Training Visit From Queen Rania

  August 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan stopped by the Amman Stadium today to visit the training session of the country’s Under 17s Women’s National Football Team, who are currently preparing for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup that is going to be hosted in Jordan in September and October. The Queen wished the team well for the tournament, which is the first tournament of its kind to be hosted in the Middle East. The … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Their Country’s First Ever Olympic Medal

  August 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm by

Although they were not present in Rio, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were delighted in sharing their nation’s joy on winning their first ever Olympic medal yesterday. King Abdullah II and his son Crown Prince Hussein were among the first to phone and congratulate the Jordanian athlete Ahmad Abughaush, 20, who made history when he won gold in the taekwondo -68kg event beating Russia’s Alexey Dinisenko 10-6. They both expressed their pride and happiness on … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day 13

  August 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

A new royal has popped up in Rio to support the Norwegian athletes, Crown Prince Haakon, who arrived yesterday. He spent Thursday at the men’s triathlon, cheering on Kristian Blummenfelt who came 13th. He also watched the women’s handball semi-final between Norway and Russia. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was pleased as punch to present the Danish women’s badminton doubles team with their silver medal after their final match … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day 12

  August 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

The Olympic Games in Rio wrap up on Sunday, but the royals are still there, cheering on their athletes. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been in Rio for two weeks, while King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden only arrived this week for some sports action. Frederik spent part of his day on a training ride with Danish mountain biker Annika Langvad, before attending the men’s handball match between … Continue reading

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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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