Prince Charles Would Open Gold Coast 2018
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Today, Buckingham Palace declared that Prince Charles would open next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia in place of his mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The successor to Britain’s royal seat Prince of Wales will read out a message from the Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Games to be carried in the Gold Coast in 2018. The declaration also confirmed that Queen’s third son Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex would also be there in his position as vice patron of the CWGF (Commonwealth Games Federation).
An announcement from the Royal Family stated, “Her Majesty has asked His Royal Highness (HRH) the Prince of Wales to stand for her at the opening ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will go off from April 4 to April 15 next year amid 70 countries and territories”.
“As Her Majesty’s envoy, HRH will open the Games and read out The Queen’s traditional message, entitling on athletes to work together in the courage of friendly contest”. “Furthermore, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex will take part in the opening in his role as vice-patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation”.
The declaration comes after rumors in the Australian media which alleged that Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, would attend the CWG after agreeing to an invitation from Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Next year’s Games will mark the presence of Prince Charles in the Commonwealth Games seventh time. Prince of Wales had also opened the 2010 edition of Commonwealth Games in Delhi on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II along with that time Indian President Pratibha Patil, while Her Majesty affirmed Glasgow 2014 Games.
The CWG 2018 Baton holds a message from The Monarch which calls the players of Commonwealth Games to get together in a friendly and peaceful competition.
Customarily, the message is read out by the Head of State of Britain which enclosed in the Queen’s Baton. The Baton is on a 388-day voyage across all the countries and territories of the Commonwealth after the commencement of the Queen’s Baton relay held at Buckingham Palace on March 13 this year.
It was anticipated that the Prince of Wales would be walking in for the 91 years old Monarch next year since the aging Queen has evaded long-hour overseas trips from her schedule. Her last overseas trip was her tour to Australia in the year 2011.