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London Olympics 2012: Royalty takes in the Games

Queen Elizabeth II meets runner Nick Willis of New Zealand as she and the duke of Edinburgh, not pictured, tour the Olympic village. (John Stillwell / Getty Images)
Catherine and Prince William, the duchess and duke of Cambridge, watch a cross country equestrian event on Day 3. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
Camilla, duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, speak with the Italian team ahead of the men’s road race on Day 1 of the Olympics. (Bryn Lennon / Getty Images)
Prince Philip, the duke of Edinburgh, talks to Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, far left, during a tour of the Olympic village. (John Stillwell / Getty Images)
Princess Anne and Prince Philip watch the dressage equestrian event on Day 2. (Alex Livesey / Getty Images)
David Beckham, left, and Prince William watch a first round of men’s soccer group A match between Great Britain and United Arab Emirates. (Julian Finney / Getty Images)
Prince Haakon of Norway, center, enjoys the atmosphere during the men’s 10-meter air rifle shooting final. (Getty Images)
Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, took the silver medal in showjumping as part of the British equestrian team. Her mother, Princess Anne, and other family members were out in force to support her. The day before was the first anniversary of her wedding to rugby star Mike Tindall.

Photos: Phillips-Tindall wedding (Alex Livesey / Getty Images)
Camilla, duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, watch an Olympian equestrian event on Day 3. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice, top left, and her sister Princess Eugenie, center top, sit behind their aunts, the duchess of Cornwall and Princess Anne, to cheer on cousin Zara Phillips during the Olympic equestrian competition. (Carl Court / AFP / Getty Images )
Members of the British royal family cheer for their equestrian contingent as the team, including their kin Zara Phillips, arrives for the medal ceremony. (Owen Humphreys / Associated Press)
Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene, who competed in the 2000 Olympics in swimming for her native South Africa, lend support during a swimming event.  (Martin Bureau / Getty Images)
Denmark’s Prince Consort Henrik watches the men’s star class race during the Olympic Games sailing competition. (Gerry Penny / EPA)
Princes William and Harry of Great Britain watch from the stands during the men’s gymnastics final. (Rolf Vennenbernd / EPA)
Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima with their daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia, right, Princess Alexia, center, and Emma Luana Ninette Sophie Gravin van Oranje-Nassau, left, daughter of Prince Johan Friso, leave the venue after watching the preliminary-round match between Netherlands and India in field hockey. (Geoff Caddick / EPA)
The duchess of Cambridge with the President of Mongolia, Elbegdorj Tsakhia, left, and Erdene Elbegdorj at a reception at Buckingham Palace to welcome heads of state and government before the opening ceremony. (Dominic Lipinski / Abaca Press)
Prince Harry, right, waits at Buckingham Palace with his brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, for the Olympic torch to arrive. (Arthur Edwards / WPA / Getty Images)