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 Denmark and Slovakia, which propelled Denmark into the semi-finals.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima took their daughters to the equestrian for the team jumping, where they were joined by King Carl Gustaf. Unfortunately for both sets of royals, Sweden and the Netherlands finished in joint seventh in the event.

King Carl Gustaf also paid a visit to the Olympic Village where he met with the Swedish women’s football team, who will play in the gold medal match on Friday, and runner Meraf Bahta, who competed in the women’s 1500m.

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