Sunday, 30 May 2010

Queen Elizabeth II not to attend Commonwealth Games

Buckingham Palace has informed that Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the Commonwealth Games in India in October.

It will be the first time in 44 years that she will not be at the sporting event. Previously she has attended at some point during the games, either for the opening or closing ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth II will miss the Commonwealth Games owing to "heavy workload", leaving it to Prince Charles to represent the British Royal family in Delhi this October. He will be in India and will read out a message of support from the Monarch to the athletes.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen would not be able to attend because of the volume of her engagements this autumn.

A spokesman said he could not yet give details of the events that would prevent the Queen from attending the games.

Some 71 nations are expected to take part in the Commonwealth Games, which open on 3 October.

It will be the biggest multi-sport event in India since the Asian Games in 1982.


Anonymous said...

I like Queen Elizabeth the 3rd she is so pretty and still alive today!

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