On Monday, July 23, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a gala reception for members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at Buckingham Palace.
Guests included IOC President, Count Jacques Rogge, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, His Royal Highness the Duke of York, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, Princess Haya bin Al-Hussein of the United Arab Emirates, and Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein of Jordan to name a few royal attendees.
During the reception, Count Jacques Rogge presented Her Majesty with “… a set of medals – gold, silver and bronze…” Her Majesty also gave a speech stating, “…In the coming days over 10,000 athletes from more than 200 nations will be undertaking their final preparations following years of dedication, hard work and personal sacrifice. We send our warm wishes to them all for a rewarding and enjoyable Games…”
Thereafter, members of the International Olympic Committee will attend the 124th IOC Session to be held at the Royal Opera House in London.
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Sources: Royal.gov.uk and PA