Sunday, 3 October 2010

Prince Charles visits Commonwealth Games village

With just few hours left for the opening ceremony of the XIXth Commonwealth Games 2010, the heir to British throne Prince Charles visited the athletes' village here on Sunday.

Prince Charles will jointly declare the opening of the Commonwealth Games 2010 with President Pratibha Patil on Sunday evening.

Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in New Delhi on Saturday and were received at the airport by the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram made a surprise visit at the main media center of the Commonwealth Games 2010 to take stock of the arrangements.

Apart from 10,000 athletes from 71 teams representing 54 Commonwealth member states, India is expecting huge inflow of spectators and tourists during this mega event.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games will be held from October 3 to 14 in Delhi.


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