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Princess Anne attends Team GB’s Flag Raising Ceremony in Pyeongchang

The Princess Royal attended Team GB’s Flag Raising Ceremony in Pyeongchang on Thursday evening ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games.

Photo courtesy of GB Short Track (@GB_ShortTrack)

Skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold raised the flag beside The Queen’s daughter and will have the honour of carrying the British flag at the opening ceremony.

The 29-year-old said: “It’s really exciting and the opening ceremony is the start of something that I know from Sochi will be the biggest two weeks of my life.”

She has previously carried the flag at the closing ceremony in 2014 at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Temperatures at tomorrow’s opening ceremony are expected to dip to -10℃ with lots of wind chill.

The Princess Royal has been in South Korea for three days now, having attended a session of the International Olympic Committee. Tomorrow she will be at the Opening Ceremony, as well as a spectator as many sporting events over the next couple of weeks.

As well as attending the Flag Raising Ceremony, she was also present at the President’s Dinner as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Her Royal Highness has a long history with the Olympic Games, having both competed as an athlete as well as being a member of the IOC for more than three decades.

In 1976, she participated in the Olympic Games in Montreal, riding aboard The Queen’s horse, Goodwill.

The Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics will be aired on BBC One at 10:30am in the United Kingdom.

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