Charles steps in to open games

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Com­mon­wealth fol­low­ing the launch of the Queen’s Ba­ton re­lay at Buck­ing­ham Palace in March.

The Queen’s de­ci­sion to ask the prince to per­form the duty was widely an­tic­i­pated as her long­haul flights have been un­der re­view for some time.

The prince opened the 2010 Com­mon­wealth Games in Delhi on the Queen’s be­half and next year’s games will be the sev­enth time he has at­tended the global sport­ing event.

The Earl of Wes­sex will also at­tend the games in his role as vice pa­tron of the Com­mon­wealth Games Fed­er­a­tion.

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