HRH The Crown Prince cancels his attendance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince has had to cancel his participation at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan because The Crown Prince has had close contact with a person infected with COVID-19. Because of the stricter entry requirements at the Olympic Games, this means The Crown Prince does not have the possibility of traveling to Japan. 

The Crown Prince, who is fully vaccinated, is following the authorities' recommendations with regard to testing of those who have had close contact. Neither Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess nor the couple's four children have had close contact with the infected person.

The plan had been for The Crown Prince to attend the Olympic Games from 19 - 26 July 2021. His Royal Highness formally steps down from the IOC at the 138th Session, which will be held 20 - 21 July. The Crown Prince will take part digitally instead.