The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have moved on to the South Pacific leg of their royal tour after spending a week in Australia, but that doesn’t mean that Sydney is without a royal presence right now.
It seems that Meghan and Harry aren’t the only royals to travel to Sydney for the Invictus Games with a fellow prince spotted at one of the events in Sydney Olympic Park.
Prince Frederik Of Denmark Is In Sydney For The Invictus Games
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, who is married to Australia’s own Princess Mary of Denmark, was seen cheering on his own nation’s team in a Volleyball match against Canada on Tuesday evening.
In a post on the official Invictus Games twitter account, the Prince was seen smiling as he cheered and supported the military veterans competing in the games.
US veterans Steven Melnikoff and Michael Gantich are 99-year-olds and attended Invictus Games Sydney 2018 competition at Sydney Olympic Park on 23 October 2018. https://t.co/xxbOkmUIMm #IG2018 #GameOnDownUnder pic.twitter.com/aKmr3enlzl
— InvictusSydney (@InvictusSydney) October 23, 2018
He was sitting in the crowd between 99-year-old US veterans Steven Melnikoff and Michael Gantich.
The Danish prince was also spotted supporting Denmark in the games on Monday after the Danish Palace posted a photo to Instagram of Frederik sitting alongside a sailing silver medallist.
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H.K.H. Kronprinsen var blandt de første til at ønske tillykke, da Danmark i dag vandt sølv i sejlads under Invictus Games i Sydney, Australien. Med til at sikre sølv var veteranerne Johan Høeg Hansen, Kim Wilsborg, Trine Holst Jensen og Joakim Juul Eriksen. I denne uge besøger Hans Kongelige Højhed multisportseventet Invictus Games, hvor 25 danske veteraner deltager. Idéen bag Invictus Games er at hædre sårede veteraner og takke for deres indsats for deres land. På de otte dage, som multisportseventet varer, vil 500 deltagere fra 18 lande deltage. I det danske Invictus Games-program er der derudover et særligt fokus på den personlig udvikling, der skal ses som et bidrag til den allerede igangværende rehabilitering, de er i gang med. 📸 Kongehuset ©️
“His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark was one of the first to congratulate the team when Denmark won a silver medal in sailing,” the palace said in the caption, which was written in Danish.
Looks like Prince Frederik is keeping the royal fever alive in Sydney until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to Sydney on Friday 26th October to close the Invictus games the next day.