Royal Olympic Watching

Panoramic view of the Olympic Stadium. Photo Credit: London 2012 (used with permission)

Tomorrow, the London 2012 Olympic events begin, and Friday, the Games officially open! And for those who like all things Olympic, British and royal, it’s going to be a treat.

Not only will the top athletes from around the world be competing for the honor and glory of their home nations. Not only will these competitions take place with a backdrop of Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and other historic and scenic locales across Great Britain. But, at a large amount of events you will have some royal viewing partners.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Princess Kate) and Prince Harry will be attending a large amount of Olympic contests, as will other royals. So, be keeping an eye open on your telly for their royal reactions as you join them via NBC’s incredible amount of coverage on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. And don’t forget, you can watch every single event live via your computer and mobile device thanks to NBC’s Live Extra.

Announced royal diaries:

 

Duchess of Cambridge’s diary

• 30 July Equestrian events, Greenwich. Reception at The Royal Academy of Arts

• 2 Aug Tennis at Wimbledon

• 3 AUG Swimming at Olympic Park

• 4 Aug Hockey at Olympic Park

• 5 Aug Athletics at Olympic Park and Gymnastics and visit Team GB House

• 6 AUG Sailing, Weymouth.

• 9 AUG Synchronised Swimming, Olympic Park

• 11 AUG Men’s 10m Diving, Olympic Park.

• 12 AUG Closing Ceremony

Prince William’s diary

• 28 July OR 29 JULY Equestrian events at Greenwich

• 29 JULY Team GB Football at Wembley

• 30 JULY Equestrian events at Greenwich and visit Team GB House

• 31 JULY Equestrian events at Greenwich and awarding of medals, visit the Athletes’ Village

• 2 AUG Tennis at Wimbledon

• 3 AUG Equestrian dressage, Greenwich. Swimming, Olympic Park

• 5 AUG Athletics including men’s 100m final at Olympic Park

Prince Harry’s diary

• 30 July Equestrian events at Greenwich, men’s 10m diving and visit Team GB House

• 31 JULY Equestrian events at Greenwich and awarding of medals, visit the Athletes’ Village

• 2 AUG School Games reception at Clarence House

• 3 AUG Equestrian, Greenwich

• 5 AUG Athletics and men’s 100m final, Olympic Park

• 8 AUG Beach Volleyball, Horseguards Parade

• 9 AUG Team GB visit. Athletics, Olympic Park

• 12 AUG Closing Ceremony

Prince Charles’ diary

• 28 JULY Start of men’s cycling on the Mall and Badminton at Wembley

Duchess of Cornwall’s diary

• 28 JULY Start of men’s cycling on the Mall

• 30 JULY Equestrian Individual and Team Cross-Country Eventing, Greenwich

• 31 JULY Equestrian Individual and Team Jumping and Victory Ceremony, Greenwich.

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