Prince Albert and Princess Charlene among the royals to attend the Olympics
(CBS News) Prince Albert and his wife Princess Charlene of Monaco are among the royals heading to London next week for the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Olympics.
Both Albert and Charlene were Olympians. Albert competed in bobsledding events at five Winter Games and Charlene swam for South Africa in the 2000 Summer Games.
Also, the public became aware the two were dating when they appeared together in Turin at the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics
From Denmark, Queen Margrethe II and her husband Prince Henrik will attend the even along with Crown Prince Federik and Crown Princess Mary, according to Hello magazine. The Danish royal family has decided to call the royal yacht, Dannebrog, home base during the Games. Many of the richest guests, including Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich and Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen will be living on their yachts in the Thames.
From the Swedish royal family, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will be in London for the Olympics along with Victoria's brother Prince Carl Phillip, according to the magazine. King Carl Gustaf XVI and Queen Silvia will arrive in London on Aug. 7 and stay till the end of the Games.
From the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, Princess Maxima and their three daughters will be heading to London to attend the Games. The family cheered on their athletes at the Beijing Summer Games in 2008.
Belgium's Prince Philippe and his wife, Princess Mathilde, and Norway's Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit are also attending the opening ceremony.
Spanish royals Prince Felipe and Princess Letzia are not confirmed, according to the magazine, but they are expected to attend the Games as are the king and queen. Although the palace has not confirmed this, the royal family's annual vacation at the royal summer residence on the Balearic island of Majorca is reportedly being canceled because of the Games.
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