In our last post, we recapped some delightful moments from the Danish, Swedish, and Dutch royals. Today we’ll jump right in with the Belgian royals.
The Belgian Royals
Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe brought their family to London to take part in the festivities. Here they are at Wimbledon watching a rousing game of tennis. That’s Princess Elisabeth hiding behind the Belgian flag; as we discussed back in February, she is second in line to the throne. Hurray for the enthusiasm:
They also did a bit of sightseeing:
Skipping along, Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon were in London for the start of the games, and are shown here ready for the Opening Ceremony:
They were at several events with their family. That’s Princess Ingrid on the left with her brother Prince Sverre Magnus.
The Spanish Royals
The Spanish royals did their fair share of cheering, too. Here they are during the Spain’s basketballgame against Russia:
The Queen was there, too:
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco
Now I think we’re coming to a true highlight. As you may recall, we’ve been a bit concerned about Princess Charlene after that rather dreadful interview with CBS, so we were happy to see her looking very spirited while cheering on the South African swimming team. She was a member of the South African swim team for the Sydney Olympics, and here she is when Chad le Clos won the gold in a major upset for Michael Phelps who ended up with silver.
It was awesome.
A tearful moment with mom and pop le Clos:
High Five for that:
Near the end of the games, we had another royal greeting when Prince Albert sat behind the Duchess of Cambridge
Which leads us to the British Royals…
The British Royals
Naturally, they were out in full force. Let’s boil down some key moments. First of all, let’s give it to the Queen for her involvement in the Opening Ceremony:
Would have been nice if she’d cracked a smile, but what can you do:
Kate and William were very enthusiastic cheerers:
Sophie got out her camera during the swimming:
And, look, Prince Daniel of Sweden made sure to say hello at another event:
But the best moment has to be when Zara and her team won the silver medal and Princess Anne was there to award them.