International Royals

Princess Mary, Prince Frederik, and Prince Albert touch down in Rio

The royals from Denmark and Monaco have arrived to join in all the festivities of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

By Elizabeth Best

The royal guests of honour have arrived in Brazil!

Princess Mary and Prince Frederik of Denmark attended the opening ceremony of the International Olympic Committee session on Monday, alongside Prince Albert of Denmark.

Albert and Frederik are both participating as members of the IOC.

The Olympics are always a very special time for Frederik and Mary, as it marks the anniversary of their meeting.

The Crown Princess met her husband-to-be at the 2000 Sydney Games at a pub called the Slip Inn.

All eyes were on the royal pair.
All eyes were on the royal pair.

Everyone’s eyes were on the royal guests as they walked around meeting and greeting everyone, before taking their seats.

The Danish Royal Family’s Instagram page featured a cute snap of the royal couple, with Prince Frederik looking smart in a suit, and Princess Mary sporting an effortlessly chic floral number.

The royal pair have a jam packed schedule for this year’s Olympic Games, finishing with the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday, which will see the couple joined by Fred’s brother Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie.

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The Danish Royal Family's Instagram page featured this sweet snap.
The Danish Royal Family's Instagram page featured this sweet snap.

Also this week, Mary and Frederik plan to see the opening of the Danish Pavillion, attend a special gala onboard a training ship called the Danmark, and grace a special IOC President’s dinner.

Prince Albert of Monaco will also be attending various engagements in his role as an IOC board member.

Prince Albert seemed thrilled to be attending the Games festivities.
Prince Albert seemed thrilled to be attending the Games festivities.
He will be undertaking various tasks as an IOC board member during his 10 days in town.
He will be undertaking various tasks as an IOC board member during his 10 days in town.

But he has revealed Princess Charlene will not be accompanying him.

"First, she has decided not to go because she couldn't stand to be away from the babies for two weeks and they're really not old enough to support the trip," Prince Albert told People magazine.

"She has important health concerns. She doesn't like what she's been reading and hearing about the Zika virus and some other health issues."

Prince Albert added that this is one of the reasons he will be cutting his Rio visit to just 10 days.

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