At the opening ceremony on 23 July 2021 a few royals could be seen. Despite of all Covid-19 restrictions IOC-members were able to travel to Tokyo, among them royals, including Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan and Princess Nora of Liechtenstein. And of course Emperor Naruhito officially opened the Olympic Games.
The list of nobles and noble descendants participating this year isn’t as big as in some other years. But there are still a few people on the list, although I am not 100 % sure of some of them. Of course I might easily have missed a few.
|Sholto Carnegie (1995), descendant of the Earls of Derby in female line||UK||Rowing|
|Nicholas Kergozou de la Boussière (1996) – French nobility?||New Zealand||Cycling track|
|Lara (countess) de Liedekerke (de Pailhe)-Meier (1988)||Belgium||Eventing (equestrian)|
|(Baroness) Antonia Ramel (1985)||Sweden||Equestrian (dressage)|
|(Baroness) Juliette Ramel (1987)||Sweden||Equestrian (dressage)|
|(Jonkheer) Boudewijn Röell (1989)||The Netherlands||Rowing|
|Lara Grangeon de Villele (1991), married to a de Villèle?||France||Swimming|
|Chris von Martels (1982)||Canada||Dressage (equestrian)|
|Henrik von Eckermann (1981)||Sweden||Jumping (equestrian)|
|Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (1986)||Germany||Dressage (equestrian)|
The Danish dressage team has a royal trainer: Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She herself participated at the Olympics in 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London), with good results. She won a bronze medal in 2008 with her team. She now is hoping the Danish dressage team makes a good figure at the Olympics in Tokyo. The team ended on 4th place on 28 July 2021.