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Tense! Queen Maxima and Princess Amalia get involved at the Olympics

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The Olympic Equestrian teams had some royal spectators on Wednesday, when King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima attended the Jumping team round two with their children.

Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariana watched on with their parents, and they were joined by King Karl Gustaf of Sweden, to see France win its second team show jumping gold medal ever. During the breaks Karl Gustaf was seen catching up with Maxima, while Amalia and Ariana proudly represented their country in Team Netherland tops.


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The Dutch royals were joined by King Karl Gustaf of Sweden

Team United States took silver, while Germany claimed the bronze medal. Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil and the United States went into the final round tied with no penalties, so the Brazilian course designers decided to step things up.

Guilherme Jorge said: "Today we had four teams coming in clear so the idea was to step up the degree of difficulty. We also played with time allowed… the riders have to decide if they can afford a time fault."  

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Maxima caught up with the Swedish king during the breaks

It's the second time the Dutch royals have been seen spectating at the Rio Games; they also attended a thrilling sailing event on day nine and saw the Netherlands' Dorian van Rijsselberghe win gold.

And they're not the only royals who have been having fun in Brazil. Those spotted in the crowds at different events include: Prince Albert of Monaco, Princess Anne and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.