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Queen declares Commonwealth Games open

Queen Elizabeth II and Commonwealth Games Federation President Prince Tunku Imran the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park, Glasgow

Queen Elizabeth II and Commonwealth Games Federation President Prince Tunku Imran the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park, Glasgow

The Queen has formally declared the 20th Commonwealth Games open following a colourful ceremony at Glasgow’s Celtic Park.

There was a brief moment of embarrassment when the baton containing the Queen's message refused to open for Prince Imran of Malaysia, the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, to release the manuscript. But Sir Chris Hoy, who had carried the baton to the prince, instinctively came to the rescue.

There were then loud cheers and applause as the Queen declared the competition open.

 

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