Royals In Rio: Queen Maxima, Prince Albert and More Cheer On Their Olympic Teams

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Just because William and Catherine sat this round out doesn’t mean that other royals were going to watch the Summer Games from the comfort of their homes.

Queen Maxima packed up her chicest summer pieces, as well as orange pants for her husband, and brought her family to her native South America (Her Majesty originally hails from Argentina).

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia supported the Swedish national team, Prince Albert cheered on Monaco, Prince Frederick did the same with Denmark, as did Princess Anne for Great Britain.

What was most pleasant to see was how relaxed the royals looked sitting in the grandstands watching events.    Continue reading

Queen Maxima Is Psyched To Be in Bavaria

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I love the British royal family ever so much, but Queen Maxima is on my overall top five list of favorite royals (Prince Philip’s on that list as well).

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Today, Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands kicked off a visit to Bavaria.  When they arrived in Munich, Their Majesties popped over to the Alte Pinakothek museum to officially re-open the Dutch wing, which had recently undergone a renovation.  Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Join Royals For Remembrance Sunday

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Today marks Remembrance Sunday, a tradition in the UK and around the Commonwealth “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.”

 

The Queen is joined by members of the royal family at Whitehall in London, where she lays a wreath of poppies at the foot of the Cenotaph, an “empty tomb” to honor soldiers whose remains did not make it back home.

The ceremony includes two minutes of silence and the “Last Post,” as well as a veteran march past the Centoaph to honor fallen soldiers.

Today, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands took part in the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the British liberation of Holland.    Continue reading