Royals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Under usual circumstances, there are a plethora of Royals at the Olympic Games, not only to support their nations but many also as members of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), but due to the ongoing pandemic, there is limited Royal attendance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic, which we will be featuring on this page every day of the games.

Ahead of the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, Emperor Naruhito of Japan hosted a Reception at the Imperial Palace for the dignitaries in Tokyo for the Olympic Games, which included Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Prince Albert II of Monaco, both members of the International Olympic Committee. The Emperor also held individual audiences with each of the leaders.

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Later that afternoon, Emperor Naruhito officially opened the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, making a speech. The Emperor is currently Honorary President of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Prince Albert II of Monaco were among the dignitaries in attendance, as well as Princess Nora of Liechtenstein, Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan, and Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.

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While they were not able to go to Tokyo, Royals have been getting involved with events in their own countries. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain received the Spanish Olympic Team before their trip to Tokyo at the El Pardo Palace, while King Willem-Alexander during the opening of TeamNL Olympic Festival on the sports beach of The Hague. Among those originally scheduled to attend, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands had to pull out of the Games due to new travel restrictions while Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark had to cancel his trip after coming in contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19


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