On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II hosted a garden party at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Also in attendance were His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh as well as Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex.
On August 7, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark hosted a lovely reception aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog for “… the Danish athletes participating in the Olympic Games…”
Also in attendance were Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.
Guests included Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Ms. Anna Kasprzak, Ms. Anne van Olst, Ms. Mariel Seierskilde, Ms. Jeanette Ottesen Gray, Mr. Mathias Gydesen, Mr. Anders Lie Nielsen, Ms. Lotte Friis, Mr. Rasmus Quist, Mr. Jacob Barsøe, Mr. Carsten Mogensen, Mr. Mathias Boe, and members of the Men and Women’s Danish Handball, Rowing, Sailing, Badminton, Track and Field teams.
Members of the Danish royal court were also present including Mr. Ove Ullerup and Mr. Christian Eugen Olsen. Representatives from Sport One as well as the director of Team Denmark, Mr. Michael Andersen, were also in attendance aboard the Dannebrog.
During the reception Her Majesty and her guests dined on delicious Danish food as well as listened to music.
Photo courtesy of Kongehuset/J.Sunesen
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales Attends Track Cycling at the Velodrome.
On the afternoon of August 7, 2012, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence along with His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales, Mr. Peter Phillips, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice watched various Track Cycling competitions held at the Velodrome in London. Oh yeah, Sarah Ferguson was there as well.
As always Team GB dominated many of today’s heats including the highly anticipated Men’s Keirin Final. Sir Chris Hoy won the gold medal while Maximillan Levy of Team Germany won the silver. So who won the bronze medal? It was a tie. Simon van Velthooven of Team New Zealand and Teun Mulder of Team Netherlands shared the bronze.
In the Women’s Sprint Final Anna Meares of Team Australia captured the gold whole Victoria Pendleton of Team GB won the silver. Shuang Guo of Team China gladly won the bronze.
Yesterday, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark spoke with journalist, Ms. Natasja Crone, from the Danish television network, TV2. Her Majesty along with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik spoke about the Olympic Games.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Presents Medals to the Winners of the Team Dressage Grand Prix Competition.
On August 7, 2012, at Greenwich Park in London, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented medals to the winners of the Team Dressage Grand Prix competition. His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla al Khalifa of Bahrain presented the flowers.
Once again Team GB won the gold medal while Team Germany won the silver medal. Team Netherlands captured the bronze medal.
On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence along with Mr. Peter Phillips attended the Individual and Team Dressage Grand Prix competition held at Greenwich Park in London. The family were there to cheer on Team GB as they competed for the gold medal in both events.
Also in attendance were Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary along with their children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.
The Danish and Greek royal families, along with Ms. Caroline Herring, were there to cheer on Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg as she competed in the Individual and Team Dressage events.
In the Individual Dressage competition, the princess and her beloved horse, Digby, quite did well. Out of 32 competitors she came in 9th place with a score of 75.730 (it should be noted that her score in the last photo is incorrect). In the Team Dressage event, the princess and her teammates, Ms. Anne van Olst and Ms. Anna Kasprzak, placed 4th out of the 6 teams competing.