Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have given the go-ahead for the 22nd Commonwe alth Games. They appeared in an Aston Martin convertible for the opening of the event at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. The couple clearly enjoyed the performance, as a video published on Twitter shows.
Appearance in Aston Martin
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall captioned the cinematic: "Gets better with age," followed by a car emoji. The video caption continued: "The Prince and Duchess made a grand entrance at the opening ceremony of @BirminghamCG22 - in His Royal Highness' Aston Martin, which is powered by a by-product of wine and cheese. Finally, the royal family was shocked with accusations of racism. The nasty headlines seem to be forgotten now.
Duchess Camilla wore a wide fitting navy jumpsuit with black pumps. Prince Charles grabbed a dark blue pinstripe suit. A special detail: the blue tie with the little cloud print that he wore over his light-colored shirt.
Commonwe alth Games not opened by the Queen for the first time
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla opened the Commonwe alth Games for the first time. So far, Queen Elizabeth II, who is also patron of the Commonwe alth Games Federation, has taken on the task. A week ago, it was announced on Instagram, among other things, that she would represent this year.
The Queen is expected to remain at her Scottish residence, Balmoral, during the Games, where she traditionally spends her summer holidays. The 96-year-old is said to have arrived there last week. In recent months, the Queen has had to cancel a number of appointments due to mobility issues.
The Commonwe alth Games last until August 8th. 4,600 athletes from a total of 72 nations and countries take part in the games, which take place every four years.