Royal Olympic Scrapbook

As the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea wraps up this week, Royal Circular takes a look back of some of the memorable Royal moments from the games.

Great Britain

Princess Anne attended the Opening Ceremonies as well as a handful events during her visit to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games.

Anne: “visits every games as a both a Member of the IOC and to support TeamGB as President of the British Olympic Association”, per the Royal Family’s official Twitter account.

The Queen’s daughter has been a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1988 and since 1983 has been President of the British Olympic Association.

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Anne has not only cheered on participants but was one herself as she represented Great Britain in 1976 at the Olympics in Montreal riding Her Majesty’s Horse, Goodwill. In 2012 her daughter Zara, following in her mothers Olymjc footsteps, completed in the 2012 London Olympics.

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The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima met Dutch athletes during a visit to the Gangneung Athletes Village before attending some of the speedskating events. The Dutch were no match for the other countries in the speedskating events at this years Olympics.

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The King and Queen watching women’s speedskating.
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The excitement builds.

Norway

Crown Prince Haakon met with members of the ski teams and attended a good portion of the skiing events during the games.

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Johannes Thingnes Bø congratulated by HRH after winning Olympic gold. Photo: Odd Martin Røed, The Royal Court

The Crown Prince also was on hand for a few interviews during his time in South Korea. When asked if he could extend his stay to watch the Super G, which Norway was favoured, Haakon told reporters “No, unfortunately not.”

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Haakon at the Seaman’s church in Pyeongchang. Photo: Odd Martin Røed, The Royal Court

Denmark

Crown Prince Frederik, an IOC member who was at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, rushed home to be with his family due to the ailing health of his father, Prince Henrik on the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony. Sadly Prince Henrik died a few days following his son’s return.

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Crown Prince Frederik participated in the 132nd IOC Session in PyeongChang prior to the Opening Ceremony. Photo Credit: © Kongehust
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Crown Prince Frederik met those participating in the Opening Ceremony before he rushed home to be with his father and family. Photo Credit: © Kongehust

Sweden

King Carl meets with members of Team Sweden.

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The King celebrating with the Swedish Silver medalists after the Ladies’ 4x5km Relay.

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Queen Silvia was previously scheduled to attend but according to the Swedish Royal Palace is remaining in Sweden due to other, other commitments.

Monaco

Prince Albert of Monaco was on hand to attend the opening ceremony of the 132nd IOC session prior to the start of the games.

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Prince Albert attended some of the skating events during his time in Pyeongchang. Albert also awarded Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway the Gold Medal for Biathlon Men’s 20km Individual

With this week left to go, the medal count, of course, is subject to change.

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Norway is leading the medal count with 11 Gold, 9 Silver and 8 Bronze Medals. In second place is The Netherlands with 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze. Sweden is in third with 4 Gold and 3 Silver. Great Britain has won 1 Gold and 3 Bronze. Unfortunately, Denmark and Monaco have failed to win any medals at the time of this article. There still is this week though, so one never knows!

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