Olympic Games draw royal spectators unlike any other sporting event. The London games, which come to a close Sunday, are no exception. Obviously, with a host nation with a large royal family, it was always easy to spot some royal fans in the stands.
William, Kate and Harry especially were seen all over the olympic venues, and Princess Anne - member of the IOC and president of the British Olympic Committee - was omnipresent too. The British royals had much to cheer for, with 'Team GB' winning more medals than ever before, including of course a medal for family member Zara Phillips.
But the Windsors were not the only ones showing support to their countrymen. Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Norway, Denmark and Sweden all had their crown princes, princesses, or even king and queens coming out to London.
In the final weekend of the Games Norway's women's handball team was cheered on to gold by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, while the Swedish royals are vesting all their hope in the men's handball final to be played Sunday.
Spain's queen Sofia, prince Felipe and princess Letizia had their nerves tested watching the women's waterpoloteam win silver, seeing the basketballteam winning their semi-final against Russia, and celebrating a bronze medal win of the women's handball team in double over time against South Korea, Saturday.
The United States are Spain's opponent in the olympic basketball final Sunday. Spain will need all the royal support, and than some, to conquer the masters of the game. © HJ; Photos by © GPD AP