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principessa 01-06-2010 12:29 PM

Royals at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
 
Are there still any news which royals will attend the Olympic Games in Vancouver?

Ccile 01-06-2010 01:37 PM

On swedish schedule (official website), it's planned that the king, the queen and Carl Philip will attend!

Prince Frederik will be there too as a member of the olympic committee.

ghost_night554 01-06-2010 11:43 PM

Oh that's great to hear! I had been looking for some information to see who would be in attendance. Any news about any of the other households?

Trying to keep this bumped. I've checked the BRF's website and so far it seems no one is going surely that's a first. What about the European Royals any word? I'm so excited seeing as it's being held in my hometown. I enjoyed reading the thread in 2008

grim_lady 01-14-2010 06:34 AM

This is not confirmed, but I imagine Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg will be there. He is a member of the Olympic committee and has attended the last few games (both winter and summer). Often times he's accompanied by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and their children.

LadyS 01-14-2010 06:38 AM

I think Prince Frederik will attend doesn't he have some association with the IOC and also Prince Albert of Monaco. I would imagine that Norway would also be represented as I am sure they have quite a few athletes competing in the Winter Olympic events.

grim_lady 01-14-2010 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyS (Post 1040140)
I think Prince Frederik will attend doesn't he have some association with the IOC and also Prince Albert of Monaco. I would imagine that Norway would also be represented as I am sure they have quite a few athletes competing in the Winter Olympic events.

Yes, Prince Frederik is a member of the IOC.

Charlotte1 01-14-2010 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghost_night554 (Post 1040060)
Trying to keep this bumped. I've checked the BRF's website and so far it seems no one is going surely that's a first. What about the European Royals any word? I'm so excited seeing as it's being held in my hometown. I enjoyed reading the thread in 2008

It's not on the calendar but there is a gap in Princess Anne's February calendar, she's going to be there as she's a member of the IOC and they hold their meetings before the games start.

ghost_night554 01-15-2010 02:05 AM

Yay great to hear that alot of them will be coming down here due to their IOC commitments

crownprincessrhey 01-15-2010 10:11 AM

when is the olympics?

Fanvanmaxima 01-15-2010 11:40 AM

Prince Willem-Alexander will be there. Maybe with his wive and daugthers. The Olympics are: 12-28 February

ghost_night554 01-15-2010 11:47 PM

^Oh is it confirmed he's coming if so yay I do hope he brings Maxima and the girls or atleast for a small period of the Olympics. Is Felipe and Letizia coming? I don't quite remember do they usually attend?

Ccile 01-16-2010 07:41 AM

I guess princess Marie will be there as well as she's now the patron of the danish ski federation!

kristens 01-16-2010 09:39 PM

As HM will be coming to Canada this summer and it is winter, the games will be opened by the Queen's representative, the Governor General.

ghost_night554 01-20-2010 11:49 PM

So Princess Anne has been confirmed as attending till the 16th of February

Lumutqueen 01-22-2010 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crownprincessrhey (Post 1040536)
when is the olympics?

February 12–28, 2010.

Princess Anne is there from the 10-15th. :smile:

Likely =
Crown Prince Frederik
King Constantine.
King, Queen, Prince Carl-Philip of Sweden (confirmed)
Princess Anne (Confirmed)
Crown Prince Haakon
Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (Possible not due to age, but he is an honourary member)
Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
Princess Nora of Liechenstein
Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
Prince Albert II of Monaco
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein
Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
Prince Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz

Terri Terri 01-27-2010 08:21 PM

Frederik & Mary attend Winter Games,Vancouver - Februray 9-19, 2010
 
As I suspected, the Crown Prince Couple are attending the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada according to their official website D.K.H. Kronprinsparret - D.K.H. Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessens kalender

Paty 01-28-2010 05:21 AM

Acording to their calendar, Crown Princess Mary also will be in attendence:
Crown Prince Frederik will attend on February 9 and 10 and february 16 to 19 the IOC General Asambley, and from February 11 to 16, Mary will join him to attend the Winter Olimpics.

Quote:

Torsdag 11. februar 2010 - Tirsdag 16. februar 2010
Kronprinsparret støtter de danske atleters deltagelse i vinterlegene og vil bl.a. overvære åbningsceremonien samt forskellige konkurrencer i løbet vinterlegene. Danmark stiller med det største hold aktive idrætsudøvere til vinter OL, siden de to første danskere deltog i vinterlegene i St. Moritz i 1948.
Quote:

The Crown Princely Couple supports the Danish athletes participating in the Winter Games and will include attend the opening ceremony and various competitions during the Winter Games.

dazzling 01-28-2010 05:27 AM

Thanks Paty for the information.
Isnt this the first time Mary atteneds the games?

sofajr 01-28-2010 06:07 AM

As far as I remember she visited summer games, but never winter.
It great thet come to support the danish team :flowers:

RubyPrincess168 01-28-2010 06:36 AM

:clap:My favorite royals and my favorite sporting event! This is why I take vacation to watch the Olympics!

Lumutqueen 01-31-2010 05:18 PM

Google Translate

:flowers:

Paty 02-01-2010 02:32 PM

Prince Haakon and Princess Mette Marit also will be in attendance:
Quote:

Olympic games in Vancouver

Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend the Olympic Games in Vancouver (12 - 17 February)

Florencia 02-01-2010 02:47 PM

CP Willem Alexander with family in Vancouver
Royalblog.nl
Google Translate

carlota 02-01-2010 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Florencia (Post 1046798)
CP Willem Alexander with family in Vancouver
Royalblog.nl
Google Translate

i'm very glad W-A, maxima and family are attending!

Lumutqueen 02-01-2010 03:18 PM

Updated List.

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary.
Princess Anne.
King, Queen, Prince Carl-Philip of Sweden.
Prince Willem-Alexander & Family.
Prince Haakon & Princess Metete-Marit.

:smile:

ghost_night554 02-03-2010 01:39 PM

Any official word on Prince Albert.....he should be there since he is associated with the IOC

Florencia 02-04-2010 12:10 PM

Norwegian crown princess misses out on Vancouver Games

Read more: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/sport/olympics2008/news/article_1531052.php/Norwegian-crown-princess-misses-out-on-Vancouver-Games#ixzz0eaWehoW9

dazzling 02-05-2010 05:52 AM

Ukulele Ensemble plucked for plum gig

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The audience will be members of the International Olympic Committee who will be entertained at a gala on Tuesday, Feb. 9, four days before the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics...
Article

Claire 02-07-2010 08:29 AM

The Earl of Wessex will attend the Winter Paralympics.

ghost_night554 02-10-2010 02:15 AM

The IOC session has begun and Anne will for sure be attending tomorrow. Will the other royals who are also members of the IOC attend?

Her_Majesty 02-10-2010 08:16 AM

Kongehuset.no announced that the Norwegian Royal couple will attend the Winter games:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kongehuset
20.02.2010
Olympic games in Vancouver
Their Majesties The King and Queen attend the Olympic Games in Vancouver (20 - 28 February)


ghost_night554 02-10-2010 01:58 PM

Well since I live in Vancouver I'll keep an eye out just incase I see one of them which I doubt but it's nice to dream.

RoyalistRiley 02-11-2010 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghost_night554 (Post 1049858)
Well since I live in Vancouver I'll keep an eye out just incase I see one of them which I doubt but it's nice to dream.

Make sure you take your camera with you! :smile:

Lumutqueen 02-11-2010 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghost_night554 (Post 1049643)
The IOC session has begun and Anne will for sure be attending tomorrow. Will the other royals who are also members of the IOC attend?

Confirmed are CP Frederik and CP Willem-Alexander.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claire (Post 1048859)
The Earl of Wessex will attend the Winter Paralympics.

Correct he will.

The Earl of Wessex Patron, British Paralympic Association, will attend the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghost_night554 (Post 1047545)
Any official word on Prince Albert.....he should be there since he is associated with the IOC

He should be, but no word yet.

According to the BRF list of engagements. Princess Anne will attend the following events.

11th Feb.
The Princess Royal Member, International Olympic Committee (IOC) will attend the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver, Canada.

The Princess Royal President, British Olympic Association, will attend a Reception at Terminal City Club, 837 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, Canada.


12th Feb.
The Princess Royal Member, International Olympic Committee (IOC) will attend the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver, Canada.

The Princess Royal Member, International Olympic Committee, will attend a Reception hosted by the Governor General of Canada at Hotel Vancouver, West Georgia Street, Vancouver, Canada.

The Princess Royal Member, International Olympic Committee (IOC) and President, British Olympic Association, will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. (She's their until the 16th)

13th Feb.
The Princess Royal Member, International Olympic Committee, will attend a Reception hosted by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the British Columbia Showcase, Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada.

14th Feb.
The Princess Royal will attend a Reception and Dinner hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia at the Terminal City Club, 837 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, Canada.

15th Feb.
The Princess Royal President, British Olympic Association, will attend a Dinner at West Restaurant, 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver, Canada.

16th Feb.
The Princess RoyalMember, International Olympic Committee, will attend a Reception hosted by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the British Columbia Showcase, Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada.

kristens 02-11-2010 12:14 PM

Other than Princess Anne and Carl Gustaf, I can't think of any other royals that were in here in Atlanta in 1996. Carl Gustaf is a car buff, especially American "muscle cars" and while here he visited "Year One" a local company that sells restoration parts.
I'm looking forward to the games and have been for some time.

Lumutqueen 02-11-2010 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kristens (Post 1050135)
Other than Princess Anne and Carl Gustaf, I can't think of any other royals that were in here in Atlanta in 1996. Carl Gustaf is a car buff, especially American "muscle cars" and while here he visited "Year One" a local company that sells restoration parts.
I'm looking forward to the games and have been for some time.

Prince Albert II, Henri, Duke of Luxembourg, Princess Nora of Liecenstein and King Constatine. Would of attended. As all 97 members of the IOC attended the games. :smile:

ghost_night554 02-11-2010 01:57 PM

I hope we get some pictures today. I'll be going to watch the Torch relay at my college and then down Broadway tonight so I'll def have my camera on me today. Sometimes if a royal is in town and is spotted our local radio station usually reveals the location so I'll make sure to have the radio on.

kristens 02-11-2010 02:56 PM

Hopefull you will get lucky. In 1996 I got a picture of Al Gore (US Vice President at the time) and my souse got a couple of nice pictures of President Clinton

Lumutqueen 02-11-2010 05:05 PM

https://i46.tinypic.com/6pqcyg.jpg
https://i50.tinypic.com/241trtl.jpg

Princess Anne. :smile:

ghost_night554 02-11-2010 08:46 PM

My mom passed by Queen Elizabeth park and she told me she saw lines of limos parked over there with the royal standards on them

tundra 02-12-2010 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghost_night554 (Post 1050283)
My mom passed by Queen Elizabeth park and she told me she saw lines of limos parked over there with the royal standards on them

The restaurant on Little Mtn is excellent & has hosted many royals. :smile:

greenways 02-12-2010 12:40 AM

How wonderful for royals to go and support their country, not to mention the VIP treatment they will receive while there. Lucky them!!;)

iceflower 02-12-2010 02:13 AM

HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal attends the Great Britain
flag raising ceremony held at the athletes village ahead of the
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 11, 2010.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **

ghost_night554 02-12-2010 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tundra (Post 1050317)
The restaurant on Little Mtn is excellent & has hosted many royals. :smile:

Oh I had no idea great to know:flowers: So happy Anne is here, I wonder where the others are.

lula 02-12-2010 06:13 AM

Infanta Pilar de Borbón will go to the ceremony of inauguration of the Olympic Games of Vancouver

La infanta Pilar, Lissavetzky y Blanco estarán en la ceremonia inaugural - Deportes_Olimpiadas - Deportes - ABC.es

Florencia 02-12-2010 06:19 AM

CP Prince Frederik of Denmark
 
Pics: Billed-Bladet - Frederik spreder glæde i Vancouver

Video: https://go.tv2.dk/article.php/id-28484712.html?forside

emac0914 02-12-2010 10:42 AM

What a thrill it must have been for the Danish athletes to have their future king intimately involved with them at their celebrations. They all look like they're having a blast!!:clap: Fred's going to be such a good king!

iceflower 02-12-2010 03:55 PM

Prince Willem-Alexander in Vancouver posing in front of
the IOC hotel, February 12, 2010:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** belga **

Sereta 02-12-2010 05:40 PM

Does anyone think Prince Harry (or William) might go to see some of the Olympics, perhaps on the weekend?

Royal Fan 02-12-2010 07:18 PM

Its possible Shnaz

ghost_night554 02-13-2010 12:25 AM

So I saw Anne did they show anyone else? I'm exhausted and sick lol what a wirlwind 2 days it's been filled with tons of emotions

So here is a picture of Anne at the opening ceremonies
https://tinypic.com/r/21mfehc/6
credit: Newscom

Fanvanmaxima 02-13-2010 05:23 AM

Princess Máxima and Prince Willem-Alexander:

https://mctmedia.acquiremedia.com/cgi...aof219568_0143

https://mctmedia.acquiremedia.com/cgi...aof219568_0138

lucien 02-13-2010 05:59 AM

ANP Beeldbank

courtesy royalimages.:flowers:

Florencia 02-13-2010 06:27 AM

Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary during the Opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 XXI Olympic Winter games in Vancouver, Canada on February 12, 2010. Photo by Jean-Michel Psaila/ABACAPRESS.COM

Pics: McClatchy-Tribune | Visuals | Search

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attends the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 XXI Olympic Winter games in Vancouver, Canada on February 12, 2010

Pics: https://www.mct-international.com/vis...on&type=visual

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock attend the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 XXI Olympic Winter games in Vancouver, Canada on February 12, 2010.

Pics: https://www.mct-international.com/vis...ce&type=visual

Princess Anne attends the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 XXI Olympic Winter games in Vancouver, Canada on February 12, 2010.

Pics: https://www.mct-international.com/vis...=16&view=thumb

madeleine victoria 02-13-2010 07:24 AM

Will Felipe and Letizia attend the Olympics? They attended the Turin Games before, right?

lula 02-13-2010 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madeleine victoria (Post 1050655)
Will Felipe and Letizia attend the Olympics? They attended the Turin Games before, right?

I do not think it, in Spain the winter sports are not very important, the Spanish team is small and there are few possibilities of medal. To Turin only they were one day to greet the sportsmen and sportswoman and to see a skier that was competing for medal.

The Spanish Royal Family goes to the Olympic Games in summer during their vacations and they do not consider it to be an official act. So it would be difficult enough that they could justify an official trip to Canada only to be present at the Olympic Games, that for the country are less important and without being members of the Spanish or International Olympic Committee.

Always they are represented by the Infanta Pilar who is a member of honor of the Olympic International Committee.

rominet09 02-13-2010 09:32 AM

Such a pity the pix are so watermarked !

lyndaW 02-13-2010 11:06 AM

When Australia had the Olympics many of the Royals stayed in the same hotel probably easier to secure one hotel rather than many), will the Royals be staying together in Canada?
What about special parties,receptions,etc.................hope we get some pictures of the Royals together

bibliophilia 02-13-2010 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Florencia (Post 1050378)

This is an awesome video (thanks Florencia!)! Frederik seems to be in a great mood and enjoying this interview! I actually had to smile along with him; it's nice seeing him so excited and cheerful!

Are there any Danish-speaking people around who could enlighten us as to what he's saying? I heard something about curling? And the caption said something about the interviewer asking him about coming down a slope with him?

jinigirl 02-13-2010 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghost_night554 (Post 1050623)
So I saw Anne did they show anyone else? I'm exhausted and sick lol what a wirlwind 2 days it's been filled with tons of emotions

So here is a picture of Anne at the opening ceremonies
Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting
credit: Newscom

You can see King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie behind Anne

Jaya 02-13-2010 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jinigirl (Post 1050690)
You can see King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie behind Anne

I think they King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie have attended more openings than I can remember-Also nice to see Prince Albert with Miss Wittsock four years after Turin going strong and together again for Vancouver.

carlota 02-13-2010 01:26 PM

i just found these pics of haakon with frederik and mary at the opening ceremony:

https://mctmedia.acquiremedia.com/cgi...aof219568_0020
https://mctmedia.acquiremedia.com/cgi...aof219568_0019

Royal Fan 02-13-2010 01:46 PM

Interesting I Watched it on TV and havent seen any Royals.

An Ard Ri 02-13-2010 02:02 PM

I haven't seen any photo's/footage of The Infanta Pilar of Spain at the games,does anyone have any pictures ?

Lumutqueen 02-13-2010 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 1050726)
I haven't seen any photo's/footage of The Infanta Pilar of Spain at the games,does anyone have any pictures ?

Quote:

Originally Posted by lula (Post 1050377)
Infanta Pilar de Borbón will go to the ceremony of inauguration of the Olympic Games of Vancouver

La infanta Pilar, Lissavetzky y Blanco estarán en la ceremonia inaugural - Deportes_Olimpiadas - Deportes - ABC.es


Here is some information posted earlier about the Infanta:flowers:

ghost_night554 02-13-2010 02:36 PM

So glad they were all there I was scared they skipped out since the tv didn't show them, usually they show them.

ChantalC 02-13-2010 03:09 PM

I watched the opening ceremony on TV last night. I only saw Princess Anne and they didn't show any other royals. They used to show the European royals on TV in the past.

LadyFinn 02-13-2010 03:23 PM

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock attend the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 XXI Olympic Winter games in Vancouver | CELEBRITIES NEWS

lula 02-13-2010 03:31 PM

In this photo, you can see Infanta Pilar

Olympic winter Games - Celebs during the Vancouver 2010 Opening ceremony (Picture-7902951)

Opal 02-13-2010 03:57 PM

If (and that's a big if) he does go to the Olympics I don't think it would be officially, but privately.

Princess Maxima 02-13-2010 04:40 PM

Máxima, WA, Amalia, Alexia and Ariane watching the speed skating races
Reina Máxima - Novedades

Sereta 02-13-2010 04:45 PM

It would be a wonderful experience for him to be able to go to the Olympics even just a weekend. I don't think Harry or William have ever attended an Olmypics have they?

ghost_night554 02-13-2010 04:53 PM

They're showing the speed skating race right now, great to know the family is there. They keep mentioning the Netherlands so maybe if the skater wins they can go and present the medal to him.

Her_Majesty 02-13-2010 05:26 PM

Prince Haakon attended the biathlon sprint in Whistler today.

JessRulz 02-13-2010 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghost_night554 (Post 1050771)
They're showing the speed skating race right now, great to know the family is there. They keep mentioning the Netherlands so maybe if the skater wins they can go and present the medal to him.

The Dutch skater Sven Kramer took out gold in the Men's 5000m Speed Skating, and they showed WA & Máxima on the screen a little while ago. The commentators blahed a little bit about the pair - "Big fans of the skating", etc.

ghost_night554 02-13-2010 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JessRulz (Post 1050780)
The Dutch skater Sven Kramer took out gold in the Men's 5000m Speed Skating, and they showed WA & Máxima on the screen a little while ago. The commentators blahed a little bit about the pair - "Big fans of the skating", etc.

Did they? Damn it musta been when I was grabbing my soup. CTV told us to switch to Sportsnet to see the medals be given out, right now they're not showing anything I wonder if WA will present it to the Dutch speed skater.

Florencia 02-13-2010 05:39 PM

CP Máxima and family
 
Pics: https://www.fanvanmaxima.nl/

ghost_night554 02-13-2010 05:40 PM

Thank you for the photos^

lucien 02-13-2010 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JessRulz (Post 1050780)
The Dutch skater Sven Kramer took out gold in the Men's 5000m Speed Skating, and they showed WA & Máxima on the screen a little while ago. The commentators blahed a little bit about the pair - "Big fans of the skating", etc.

And "Svencouver" became reality!Gold for our favorite,and the Family watching ,huge fans as they are!!:flowers:
Great Family!!

https://www.royalimages.nl/search.pp?...11970644&pos=1

courtesy Robin Utrecht.

JessRulz 02-13-2010 05:45 PM

"Svencouver" :lol: I love it!

Amalia looks to be really enjoying herself - throwing her orange beanie in the air! The girls even have their own passes (through either the IOC or Dutch NOC)

ghost_night554 02-13-2010 05:55 PM

Opening Ceremonies Untagged

Prince Frederik and Princess Mary
https://i47.tinypic.com/e1c3ur.jpg
https://i48.tinypic.com/2d9zokz.jpg
WA & Maxima
https://i50.tinypic.com/2ebebzt.jpg
Prince Haakon
https://i49.tinypic.com/10xexj4.jpg
Prince Albert & Charlene
https://i48.tinypic.com/r7sjt5.jpg

Source: Newscom

btw I have to officially say CTV are a bunch of liars

Opal 02-13-2010 06:28 PM

Not that I know of.

rominet09 02-13-2010 08:27 PM

What a wonderfully good looking family Maxima, WA and their daughters....all this blond hair....

dee4855 02-13-2010 08:43 PM

I hate to say this...but I am going into royal picture withdrawal. We need to see our royals enjoying the games and soon please.

The Orange family looks wonderful in their color. It looks like they are having a wonderful time.

RoyalistRiley 02-13-2010 09:35 PM

Were the royals not seated in the VIP area with the Governor-General and IOC President? I think that seems a bit silly. I was suprised that the television broadcast did not show the royals at all. Usually, when their respective team enters the staium, you can see the Prince or Princess of X wavinf and holding a flag or something. I remember that that is what happened in Beijing.

Madame Royale 02-13-2010 10:25 PM

No, the royals were not seated in the vice-regal box. I saw the Crown Princely couple of Denmark talking to one another in the crowd on TV yesterday before the opening ceremony began, but it was relatively brief.

ashelen 02-13-2010 10:31 PM

wow the photos of the orange family it is so nice!!! they look they are enjoying it a lot! good for them! it is blond lady short hair next to them i wonder if this is the new argentinean babysitter?

ghost_night554 02-13-2010 11:42 PM

This time instead of the royals sitting in the VIP box they brought members of the 4 host nations(these being the first nations) into the VIP box,

greenways 02-14-2010 12:09 AM

The nanny (if that's who she is), with maxima looks a lot like Maxima!!

Madame Royale 02-14-2010 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghost_night554 (Post 1050855)
This time instead of the royals sitting in the VIP box they brought members of the 4 host nations(these being the first nations) into the VIP box,

And rightly so.

It was my understanding that those seated in the vice-regal box were were elders of the 4 host nations. Is that correct?

The opening ceremony was nothing short of spectacular. A wonderful expression of Canadian hospitality, culture and joie de vivre. A classy high-tech visually stunning performance.

Australian-born artistic director David Atkin oversaw the opening ceremony in Vancouver, just as he did for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney so a job well done to him, yet again.

k.d. lang, who was the only one to have sung live I believe, was the icing on the cake. What a stellar performace. It made my spine tingle.

I really like Sarah McLachlan, though she seemed to be miming like Nelly Furtado and Brian Adam's who forgot his queue. Rather embarrassing I'd have thought, particularly when his voice was beaming out and his mouth wasn't moving.

ghost_night554 02-14-2010 12:28 AM

So the second day is slowly wrapping up, so far so good, can't wait to see what will happen tomorrow.

ashelen 02-14-2010 01:52 AM

i thought the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fanvanmaxima 02-14-2010 03:06 AM

Cute.. the daughters of Máxima. :)

lucien 02-14-2010 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dee4855 (Post 1050835)
I hate to say this...but I am going into royal picture withdrawal. We need to see our royals enjoying the games and soon please.

The Orange family looks wonderful in their color. It looks like they are having a wonderful time.

They did!

ANP Beeldbank

courtesy Robin Utrecht.:flowers:

ghost_night554 02-14-2010 03:33 AM

Loved seeing them. WA gave an interview to NOS.nl, I have no clue what he is saying but it's on their website if anyone wants to see it.

Hendrik-Jan77 02-14-2010 04:22 AM

Did you see that King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece were sitting next to the Dutch Royal Family?
Quite nice to see so many royals together!

carlota 02-14-2010 04:31 AM

the orange pictures are great! i love how they all dressed in orange to support their team! amalia seems to be a real fan!

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 1050846)
wow the photos of the orange family it is so nice!!! they look they are enjoying it a lot! good for them! it is blond lady short hair next to them i wonder if this is the new argentinean babysitter?

good point ashelen, i also thought she may be the nanny, but wasn't sure about her being the argentinian one! hopefully the media will confirm...

Fanvanmaxima 02-14-2010 04:33 AM

PPE Agency

An Ard Ri 02-14-2010 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lumutqueen (Post 1050727)
Here is some information posted earlier about the Infanta:flowers:

Thank You,I read this earlier,but I was looking for a photo of the Infanta :flowers:

Fanvanmaxima 02-14-2010 06:03 AM

Princess Catharina-Amalia is a big fan of Sven Kramer! She wanted a signature from him.


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