His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Beach Volleyball Lover!

On Monday, July 30, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended various beach volleyball competitions at the 2012 London Olympics.

Anyway, the sovereign prince is such a fan of the awesome sport that he even built his own court just so he could get a good workout and probably pretend that he’s the famed U.S. beach volleyball player, Karch Kiraly, for thirty minutes.  “I’m such a fan [of the game]… it’s just fantastic…” the sovereign prince exclaimed to reporters.

Moving on, last night Prince Albert II attended an Olympic dinner aboard the MS Deutschland along with other members of the International Olympic Committee and VIPs.

Yeah… that’s it.   🙂

Source: Reuters

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Members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg Attend a Tennis Match. Plus, Other News (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, July 30, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg along with children attended a Tennis match, Men’s Singles 2nd Round, at Wimbledon. The grand-ducal family watched as Gilles Muller lost to Denis Istomin of Team Uzbekistan.

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And, finally, in keeping with the Olympic theme I just had to share this funny video that has been making the rounds on Twitter, Facebook as well as other social media sites, newspapers and television for the past several days.  Enjoy the clip known as the Happiest Olympic Worker 2012 by Ollygourley.   🙂

Members of the British Royal Family Enjoy Day Three of the London Olympics

On July 30, 2012, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal watched various Badminton matches held at the Wembley Arena in London.

In the afternoon, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales, and Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrice and Prince Eugenie were at Greenwich Park to watch and support Ms. Zara Phillips.  Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal watched “… from the grounds of the 5.7 kilometer course…”

Ms. Phillips was participating in the “…second phase of the three-day team eventing competition…” (cross-country).  She came in 10th place with a score of 46.10. Click here and here to view photos.

And, finally, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Cambridge and  Prince Harry of Wales attended the Men’s Team Final in Gymnastics.  Team China won the gold medal with a final score of 275.997.  Japan won the silver medal with a final score of 271.952 and Team GB won the bronze medal with a final score of 271.711.

Sources: AP and Telegraph

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge Attends the Royal Academy of Arts Reception.

On the evening of July 30, 2012, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Academy of Arts “… creative industries reception hosted by the British government supported by the Founders Forum…” in London.

According to the Press Association tonight’s event celebrates:

… UK culture, creativity, art and entertainment.  The event is part of the Government’s GREAT campaign which aims to use the platform of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to showcase Britain’s capabilities and promote and enhance the country’s reputation aboard.

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Visits Scotland

On Tuesday, July 30, 2012, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales was in Caithness, Scotland for a one-day visit.  The future king began his day with a visit to Castletown where he opened the Backies two newly restored cottages funded by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust “… as part of the North Highlands Initiative” notes the BBC News.  The cottages were recently renamed “… as the Caithness Flagstone Cottages.”

Afterward, the prince visited the offices of the North Highland Initiative and Wick Harbour.  According to the Press Association, the Prince of Wales met with “…. representatives of the Harbour Authority…. The prince also met with [the] lifeboat crew who helped search for four airmen whose Tornado jets crashed earlier this month.”

The day ended with a visit to Sibster Farm.  Click here to view photos.

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Enjoy the London Olympic Games: Day Three

On July 30, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands along with their three daughters continued to enjoy the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The royal family watched the Men’s Preliminary Field Hockey match, Group B,  between the Netherlands and India held at the Riverbank Arena.  Final score: 3-2, Netherlands.  Princess Maxima and her Princess Ariane also enjoyed a Judo match this afternoon.

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