On Sunday, August 5, 2012, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence along with His Majesty King Constantine of Greece and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended the Men’s Finn Medal Race in Sailing in Weymouth, England.
The royal trio and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence watched and cheered on members of Team GB, Team Denmark, Team Spain, Team Sweden and six other teams who competed against each other on the water.
In the end, Ben Ainslie of Team GB won the thrilling race with Jonas Høgh-Christensen of Team Denmark coming in at a close second. Jonathan Lobert of Team France came in third.
After the race, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal along with His Majesty King Constantine of Greece presented the medals as well as flowers to the winners. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik cheered as Jonas Høgh-Christensen of Team Denmark received his silver medal.
When asked what he thought of the race the crown prince replied, “Fantastic! And, the race was well done by Jonas. I am so proud of him. I have been following Jonas for a while and it is great to see him do so well in this event.” Crown Prince Frederik went on to say, “In Denmark, we have a proud tradition in sailing, and it’s the sport where we [the Danes] have won the most Olympic medals in historical terms…”