On August 2, 2012, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh along with Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex attended the Men’s Lightweight Boxing match held at the ExCel Arena in London. The royals cheered as they watched Josh Taylor of Team GB and Domenico Valentino of Team Italy beat the crap out of each other. Sadly, Mr. Taylor lost. The score: 15-10.
Across town Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal watched the Men’s Double Trap Shooting Final held at the Royal Artillery Barracks. Mr. Peter Wilson of Team GB won the gold medal. 🙂
Meanwhile, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Men’s Singles Quarterfinal match to support Mr. Andy Murray of Team GB who was playing against Mr. Nicolas Almagro of Team Spain. So, who won? Mr. Murray of Team GB, of course. 🙂
Afterward, the royal couple along with the ever present third wheel of the bunch (I’m kidding) His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales as well as Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal and her husband, Mr. Timothy Laurence, attended the Men’s Team Sprint Final in Track Cycling.
The royal family along with 6,000 fans clapped and screamed inside the Velodrome for Team GB cyclists Philip Hindes, Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny. The cycling trio won the gold medal and set a world record. Team France received the silver medal and Team Germany won the bronze.
And, that’s it for today! 🙂
On Thursday, August 2, 2012, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg along with Their Royal Highnesses Princess Alexandra and Prince Félix as well as Prince Louis and Princess Tessy met with members of Team Luxembourg in London.
The grand-ducal family spoke with swimmers Laurent Carnol and Raphael Stacchiotti, Table Tennis player Ni Xia Lian, Archer Jeff Henckels, and several others.
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And, finally, click here to watch a video of the family at various events during the 2012 London Olympics.
On Wednesday evening Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco visited Deutsches Haus in London along with former Olympic swimmer and close friend, Ms. Franziska van Almsick.
The two friends visited Deutsches Haus to celebrate the accomplishments of Team Germany so far in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games… if that makes any sense.
Other guests who attended last night’s party included German government officials, Tennis star Boris Becker, and Team Germany gymnast Marcel Nguyen who just won the silver medal in the Men’s Individual All-Around to name a few.
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On August 2, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands along with their daughters as well as niece enjoyed Day 6 of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
The royal family got up bright and early to watch Marleen van Iersel and Sanne Keizer of Team Netherlands play against Maria Zonta and Ana Gallay of Team Argentina in Women’s Beach Volleyball, Group D-Match #31. Team Netherlands won, 2-0.
In the afternoon, the royal family headed on over to the Riverbank Arena to cheer on Team Netherlands in Women’s Field Hockey, Group A-Match #15. Team Netherlands battled it out against Team China. Final score: 0-1. Team Netherlands won.
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Poor King Juan Carlos I of Spain… the old guy just can’t get seem to get a break these days. First, he received a nasty black-eye last year after walking into a door. Then last April he broke his hip whilst in Botswana killing innocent Elephants with his “alleged” mistress, Corrina Sayn-Wittgenstein. Today, the old king has taken a tumble ala President Gerald Ford.
You see, His Majesty King Juan Carlos was visiting the headquarters of the Estado Mayor de la Defensa this afternoon to attend an important meeting. So after shaking hands with various Spanish military officials then waving to the press the old king missed a step on the stairs and BLAM! He fell. Smashing his old royal face on the pavement.
Being the old professional trooper that he is His Majesty he got up, dusted himself off, and went on his merry way. Once inside the building the old king participated in the meeting along with Defense Minister, Mr. Pedro Morenes Eulate, the Chief of the Defense Staff, Admiral General Fernando Sánchez, the Chief of Staff of the Army, Lieutenant General Jaime Dominguez Buj, Admiral, and Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado to name a few.
His Majesty King Juan Carlos I also held an audience with the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, Mr. Mario Monti, at Zarzuela Palace. But, I’m sure you don’t really care about that, right? Didn’t think so. 🙂