Thursday, August 14, 2008

Two princesses at the Beijing Olympics

Princess Nathalie of Sayn - Wittgenstein - Berleburg (born May 2, 1975) is the daughter of Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, younger sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and His Serene Highness Prince Richard of Sayn - Wittgenstein - Berleburg. She is a member of the Team Denmark dressage team in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
(born March 5, 1980) is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktroum, the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, and the ruler of Dubai. She participates at the 2008 Summer Olympics in taekwondo in the 67kgs category for women.

Several royals are members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC): Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Anne, Princess Royal, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait, Princess Nora of Liechtenstein, Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani of Qatar and
Prince Tunku Imran of Malaysia.

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