With King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arriving in Rio this week with their three daughters to cheer on the Netherlands team, I thought it would be nice to do a Royals at the Olympics post with a round up of some of the royals’ Olympic appearances.
On August 15, Willem-Alexander, Maxima, and their daughters, Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, and Princess Ariane, were at the Olympic Arena to watch Netherlands’ Sanne Wevers win gold in the balance beam gymnastics final (Americans Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles got silver and bronze, respectively).
After Wevers’ win, the royals congratulated her on her gold medal.
Also on August 15, the Dutch royals were at the women’s quarterfinal field hockey match between Netherlands and Argentina. Netherlands won.
August 14 saw the Dutch royals watch Netherlands’ Dorian Van Rijsselberghe win the RS:X Men’s sailing final.
And August 13 saw Max and W-A cheer on Ranomi Kromowidjojo during the women’s 50m freestyle swimming final. Kromowidjojo came in sixth.
Here are King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, along with Swedish Olympic Committee President Hans Vestberg (R), at the Men’s Preliminary Group B handball match between Sweden and Brazil (Sweden won) at the Future Arena on August 15. I love that Carl Gustaf is taking photos.
Princess Anne was all over the equestrian events, and got to present the medals for the Men’s Rugby Sevens on August 11. Fiji won gold, Great Britain won silver, and Australia won bronze.
On August 9, Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence were at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium to watch the swimming, where they ran into Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. Anne and Henri greeted each other with a kiss on the cheek.
Crown Prince Frederik has been a staple at these Games. Here he is at the swimming finals on August 12.
Prince Albert of Monaco has also been a staple at these Games. Here he is watching swimming on August 12…
… And dancing with Nadia Comaneci during the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final on August 9…
… And presenting Ryan Murphy with his gold medal for the Men’s 100m backstroke on August 9.