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lula 08-09-2008 09:11 AM

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His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias attended to a lunch offered by the vice-president of the Popular Republic China, Mr Xi Jingping, to members distinguished from the Royal Families assistants to the Olympic Games, which it took place in the Rooming house of State "Diaoyutai".

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lisamaria 08-09-2008 09:48 AM

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Gran Duke Henri of Luxembourg delivers the medals of cycling

Video of the Spanish television, the Spanish Samuel Sanchez won the golden medal.

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And being very brave wearing the official team outfit :rolleyes: The view behind the podium, look at the view!

lula 08-09-2008 10:42 AM

PHOTOS: The princely couples, the golden medal in Pekin!

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, Prince Albert and Charlene

PHOTOS : Les couples princiers, médaille d'or ŕ Pékin !

Princess Anne of Great Britain visits the Olympic equestrian venue in Hong Kong

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Prince Philippe of Belgium are on the way to see the Sculls at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing Park in Beijing

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Jordan's Princess Haya Bint al Hussein visits the Olympic equestrian venue in Hong Kong

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Lady Jennifer 08-09-2008 11:32 AM

Some sad news at the Olympics:
U.S. coach's kin killed in China attack - Beijing Olympics News - MSNBC.com

lula 08-09-2008 12:00 PM

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met with members of the royal family from seven countries, namely Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Thailand and Tonga, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.

Chinese vice president: Beijing Olympics would increase China-World understanding_English_Xinhua

HMQueenElizabethII 08-09-2008 12:02 PM

It's really good to see such great press focus on the Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. They really enjoyed watching the games, and are really enthusiasm. Anyone has seen pictures of Princess Anne at the Opening Ceremony?So hard to find her!

Silvia❦CarlGustaf 08-09-2008 12:06 PM

:sad:I watched nearly the whole day the sportsprogramm, but I did not see any royal.

RubyPrincess168 08-09-2008 12:08 PM

We didn't get to see any of the royals in attendance on the US broadcast on NBC. They showed President & Mrs. Bush several times (looking bored! They even caught both of them looking at their watches!). I don't think there was even a mention of any royals aside from Princess Grace/Grace Kelly.

magnik 08-09-2008 12:13 PM

I saw just for few seconds that Don Juan Antonio Samaranch watch on his watch too during Mr Jacques Rogge or maybe Mr Hu Jintao speech.

madeleine victoria 08-09-2008 12:57 PM

I didn't see the Opening Ceremony!!!! I would love to see royals waving at their athletes. F&L were the most photographed royal. Didn't Haakon and MM attend the Opening Games?

Her_Majesty 08-09-2008 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by madeleine victoria (Post 809030)
Didn't Haakon and MM attend the Opening Games?

No, they didn't. Only their Majesties attended.
Haakon is scheduled to attend some events.
Mette-Marit won't travel to China at all (maybe it's a kind of boykott. I don't know. But it's okay if she doesn't want to attend, IMO).
The Royal couple is going to attend some sports events.

aryo 08-09-2008 02:27 PM

isifa has some pics of nice moments between felipe and letizia when they were watching basketball game and some from opening ceremony,but i guess we have nobody to kindly put them here.

LadyFinn 08-09-2008 02:36 PM

Felipe and Letizia watching swimming
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At the basketball game
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Lilla 08-09-2008 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Amelie (Post 808570)
p.s is anyone else wondering why they keep playing scotish bagpipes on repeat...lol...

According to danish talevision they had orchestras from the different continents playing in turn. I guess the one from europe was scotish.

acdc1 08-09-2008 03:07 PM

Felipe and Letizia have sure been to a lot of events! They must be thoroughly enjoying themselves.

I'm watching the beach volleyball on television right now, but, unfortunately, can't see W-A and Maxima.

magnik 08-09-2008 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Amelie (Post 808570)
Royals have been shown on TV coverage when their team walks out. appologies if i miss smaller countries..

So far:

Belgium: Prince Phillipe (didnt stand or wave when shown on tv)
Denmark: Prince Frederick and Princess Mary (shown standing but not waving, Fred was playing with his phone)
Spain: Prince Felipe and Princess Leitzia (shown standing and waving)
Luxemburg: Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa (standing and waving, i think)
Norway: King Harald and Queen Sonja (sitting not clapping)
Jordan : nothing
Great Britain: Princess Royal (standing waving)
Netherlands: Prince W-A and Princess Maxima (standing and waving orange scarfs)
Sweden: nothing (but i might have missed it looking at my laptop when they first came out..)
Monaco: Prince Albert (and girlfriend?) standing and waving


p.s is anyone else wondering why they keep playing scotish bagpipes on repeat...lol...

Belgium: Philippe wasn't very interest about that what happen
when they show him on TV (seconds after Belgium team enter to stadium)
Luxembourg: standing and waving very energy

The comentator on Polish Eurosport said that they (organizers) want music from all 5 continents (5 olympic circles) or something like that.

Maybe it help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Su...ening_Ceremony

LadyFinn 08-09-2008 03:20 PM

Felipe and Letizia at the swimming qualifications:
MCT International/Abaca
Basketball
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Prince Sebastien and Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg attend the men's road cycling competition
MCT International/Abaca
Grand duke Henri and grand duchess Maria Teresa in Beijing
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Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock meet Queen Sonja and King Harald at the preliminary rowing qualifications
MCT International/Abaca

Lilla 08-09-2008 03:21 PM

I think all of the CP's attending this event is doing pritty much like the danish CP couple. It is a visit to China which is rather un"official" - but along with having a great time supporting there teames - they also are promoting the interests of their respektive countries, and in accordiance with that they have an unofficial programe which also is in the interrest of China.

LadyFinn 08-09-2008 04:07 PM

Felipe and Letizia visited the spanish Team at their facilities at the Olympic Village
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Ella Kay 08-09-2008 04:17 PM

It must be hot in the Olympic village! Letizia's still fanning. :smile:


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