Saturday, 13 August 2016

The Royal Week - in Numbers

The Princess Royal presents the Fiji Rugby 7s team with their gold medals this week
(photo Royal Family Twitter)

One week filled with royal stories. It might be summer but there's still plenty of regal news to keep everyone interested and so to sum it all up, here's a look back at some of the highlights. It's time for the Royal Week, in Numbers.


Fiji won its first ever Olympic gold this week and the Princess Royal presented the victors with their prizes. The country's team took the Rugby 7s title at the Rio Games and while their country came to a standstill to watch their thrilling win over Great Britain, the athletes themselves were overcome with emotion with Princess Anne finding herself presenting gold to kneeling sports stars. It was a special moment in a special Games which has counted on plenty of royal support since it began last week.


The number of gardens up for prizes at the garden competition which ended with a royal presentation as King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia handed over the prizes. The contest is held at Solliden Palace Park and this year it was won by Sofia Olander. The theme was gardens for children - perfect for a royal pair with two granddaughters and three grandsons under four (photo


The number of days King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will spend away from home as they make State Visits to Australia and New Zealand in the autumn. The royal couple are due to arrive in Australia on October 31st for a five day visit. They leave on November 4th and after a three day break, arrive in New Zealand on November 7th where they will remain until November 9th.


The number of guests at a reception for the authorities on Mallorca hosted by King Felipe of Spain in the week. Accompanied by Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia, the Spanish monarch welcomed people to the Almudaina Palace for the event which traditionally marks the end of the public part of the royal holiday on Mallorca.



The style season in the spotlight at Copenhagen Fashion Week attended by Crown Princess Mary. The princess attended the opening of the event which showcased Scandinavian design across three days in the Danish capital.

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