A Royal Olympic Day

Well it was quite a Royal day at the Olympics! Let’s recap, shall we?

The British Royals

First of all, Zara Philips and her team won the silver medal in Three Day Eventing. Way to go, Zara! That’s her right in the middle of her team on the podium:

As we discussed in our post on British Royals at the Olympics, Zara was following in both of her parent’s Olympic footsteps. Princess Anne was there to cheer Zara on and was all decked out in Olympic paraphanalia. Camilla sat next to her:

Princess Anne awarded the medals. Here she is with Zara:

As you can see, Anne chose quite the hat for today’s event. Quite the hat. Zara’s dad Mark Phillips was there as well. He coaches the American eventing team, who placed fifth.

Love this shot of William being all “Your sister won!!” with Peter Phillips in the stands:

Beatrice and Eugenie were there today, too:

We imagine that the Queen and Prince Philip were watching it all unfold on the TV up at Balmoral where they are having a bit of a break. Oh – and we were very happy to see that that “James Bond with the Queen” rumour turned out to be true! Here’s that video if you missed it:

The Royals of Jordan

It doesn’t seem like many journalists picked up on the fact that Anne wasn’t the only Princess involved in the medal ceremony. Princess Haya of Jordan, daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, presented the winners with their bouquets.

Sadly, there are no pictures of her at the event to be found but we do have this one which taken at the Sydney Olympics when she participated in Show Jumping.  That’s right, we have yet another Royal Olympian to discuss!

Princess Haya was also the flag bearer for Jordan a the Sydney Games:

Princess Haya really is all about horses. She is the President of the International Eventing Federation and is also involved in horse racing. This was taken at Royal Ascot this past June. Princess Haya’s horse Joviality (awesome name) won the Windsor Forest Stakes. Fierce outfit! Love:

Princess Haya also holds the title Sheikha of Dubai as one of the wives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

The Royals of Monaco

Meanwhile in the pool, South African swimmer Chad Le Clos won the gold medal in the 200 Butterfly, narrowly beating Michael Phelps. Princess Charlene, who competed for South Africa at the Sydney Games, was there to cheer him on along with his parents:

Princess Charlene has been a big supporter of the team since becoming Princess of Monaco. She even had the team come to Monaco to do some training before heading to London. Here’s another shot of Charlene and Albert at the pool:

On another note, I happened to hear a CNN interview with Charlene and Albert on the radio today. In it, Charlene seemed MUCH more prepared than she did in the awful, cringe inducing CBS interview that was broadcast last week. If you haven’t seen it, it’s really quite incredible. CBS even took it down from their website and edited out all the terrible parts. Like when Prince Albert called a time out when Charlene can’t answer the question “what’s it like to be a princess?”  and when Charlene looks like completely fed up and over it when Princess Grace comes up.  Fortunately, the original video is still available on a website we tracked down. Go ahead and check it out by clicking here.

Until next time, happy Olympics watching!

For more Royal Olympic frivolity, check out:

Spain’s Royals at the Olympics

Denmark’s Royals at the Olympics

Monaco’s Royals at the Olympics

Sweden’s Royals at the Olympics

The Dutch Royals at the Olympics

Norway’s Royals at the Olympics


Categories: British Royal Family, Princess Anne, Royal Family of Jordan, Royal Family of Monaco, Zara Philips

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