Spanish royalty and Harrison Ford to mingle at final

Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:24am EDT
 
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By Mark Ledsom

VIENNA (Reuters) - The king and queen of Spain will be rubbing shoulders with Hollywood actor Harrison Ford and former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger in the VIP seats at Sunday's Euro 2008 final.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were included on a list of special guests distributed by UEFA ahead of the match between Spain and Germany at Vienna's Ernst Happel stadium.

The German delegation is headed by the country's chancellor Angela Merkel who has been a regular attendee of matches throughout the tournament which started on June 7.

Ford, Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo and Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy, singer of the tournament's two mascot songs, are among the invited guests from the entertainment industry.

Former top sportsmen and sporting officials due to attend include German ex Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, 1974 World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge and FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

(Editing by Jon Bramley)

 
<p>Spanish fans celebrate before the Euro 2008 soccer final match between Spain and Germany in Vienna June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader</p>