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 with London 2012!

Queen Elizabeth II kicks off the Opening Ceremony alongside Daniel Craig as James Bond

The Princess Royal presents the British eventing team – including daughter Zara Phillips – with the silver medal for team eventing

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Sir Timothy Laurence and Prince Harry (back turned) celebrate after the British team wins gold in the Men’s Team Sprint Track Cycling

The Danish Royal Family host a reception aboard the Dannebrog for the Danish athletes

Prince Christian’s favourite athlete was clearly Usain Bolt

The Dutch Royal Family cheer on the Dutch Men’s Hockey team

Herself a former Olympic swimmer, Princess Charlene of Monaco was front-row centre for several of the swimming events

Crown Princess Mette-Marit cheers as Norway claims the Women’s Handball gold (Prince Sverre Magnus, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Crown Prince Haakon also present)

Then-Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia react as Spain takes home the bronze medal in the Women’s Handball

Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden watch in suspense at the Show Jumping

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