Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Games of the Small State of Europe - Day Two

Day two of the Games of the Small States of Europe meant the second day of sports-watching, cheering and medal-handing-out royals. The usual suspects we already saw on day one plus some nice surprises ventured out of their homes once again to support their atheletes in various combinations.
Photo: Michael Zanghellini / Liechtensteiner Volksblatt /

While Princess Nora seemed to have been the sole member of the princely and grand ducal families to be at the Judo venue today, she was later (or earlier, I'm not too sure about the schedule) joined by her sister-in-law Princess Margaretha, her niece Princess Marie-Astrid and Grand Duke Henri to watch the air riffle shooting competition that brought Liechtenstein a silver and Luxembourg a bronze medal. What a perfect coincidence that Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and Liechtenstein handed out the medal for said event.

At least Grand Duke Henri, Princess Margaretha and Princess Nora also had a look at the table tennis competition today, while the Grand Duke and Princess Margaretha as well as Grand Duchess Maria Teresa watched a basketball match tonight.

Photo: Sportpics / Luxemburger Tageblatt /
Meanwhile, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume spent part of their day at the tennis court to watch a few matches. They were joined by Guillaume's cousin and godson Prince Paul-Louis. One of the nice surprises today!

Photos of today are available at Sportrevue, RTL, Wort, Tageblatt, Volksblatt, Wort in English and Vaterland. RTL and Wort have a report about today's events.


  1. Paul-Louis is quite the handsome lad. GD Jean's grand-children are very good-looking