It’s Olympic Week! Various royals always make the trip to be at the Games, whether it’s the Summer or Winter. This time is no different. Several royals represent their countries in the International Olympic Committee. Of course, they’re not just there for official engagements, but will also be found cheering on their countrymen from the stands.


Spotted in Vancouver for the start of the Winter Olympics this weekend were Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima (with their little girls!) of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, and Princess Anne of Great Britain.

Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince Frederik and Princess Anne are all members of the International Olympic Committee. Prince Frederik is the newest royal to join the committee, having made a member only in October of last year.

The Dutch royals (photo above) were on hand to witness and celebrate the gold medal win of countryman Sven Kramer in the men’s 5000m Speed Skating race on February 13, 2010. It must be quite thrilling for the little princesses, Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, to be watching the games with their parents.

Click on the gallery pictures below to find out which games Prince Frederik and Princess Anne watched in Vancouver.


images via Zuma Press