Princess Anne has been cheering on British athletes at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
The royal – who travelled to her Games in her role as Britain’s International Olympic Committee delegate and President of the British Olympic Association – was seen watching the swimming competitions on Wednesday (13.08.08) dressed in an official Team GB polo shirt.
It was a successful day for Britain – James Goddard and Liam Tancock won places in the 200m individual medley and Gregot Tait secured a place in the 200m backstroke final.
The princess also watched Britain’s Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson compete in the badminton, but they were beaten by South Koreans Lee Hyo-jung and Lee Yong-dae.
Earlier this week Princess Anne visited the Chinese region of Macau to see the British athletes who have been training for the Olympics in the region for the last three weeks.
She visited the Macau Stadium in Taipa, where she said she appreciated Hong Kong’s SAR government letting Team GB use the facilities to train in.
After a tour of the stadium with Alex Vong, the president of the Sports Development Board, Princess Anne was taken to the Westin Hotel where she met Macau Olympic Committee dignitaries and was shown the facilities in the hotel for the British athletes which are maintained by the British Olympic Association.