The Duke and Duchess Take Princess Charlotte to the Commonwealth Games

We knew the Duke and Duchess have been attending the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, at the moment; what a pleasant shock to see Princess Charlotte becoming a member of them!

The Games kicked off on July 28 and run by means of August 8. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended the opening ceremony final Thursday, arriving within the Prince’s eco-friendly 1970 Aston Martin, powered by E85 bioethanol gas fabricated from English wine waste and whey from cheese processing.(The identical automotive the Duke and Duchess used after their wedding ceremony.)

More in regards to the Games from People’s story by Monique Jessen

The Commonwealth Games invitations 72 member states to compete in numerous sporting occasions. They started in 1930 because the British Empire Games and have been held each 4 years since (apart from 1942 and 1946) and are sometimes attended by numerous members of the royal household. 

And from this Express story

 Appearing on the occasion to signify the Queen, Prince Charles spent a while chatting to these concerned. He met with a whole bunch of volunteers and athletes on the University of Birmingham earlier than the opening ceremony.

Prince Charles addressed the gang on behalf of Her Majesty: “Over the years, the approaching collectively of so many for the ‘Friendly Games’ has created memorable shared experiences, established long-standing relationships, and even created some pleasant rivalries.

“But above all they remind us of our reference to each other, wherever we could also be on the earth, as a part of the Commonwealth household of countries.”

Other senior royals are representing HM on the Games, together with the Earl and Countess of Wessex, additionally on the Opening Ceremony. The Queen is the Games’ royal patron, and Prince Edward is Vice Patron.

The ceremony included spectacular fireworks.

This is the third time England has hosted the occasion. In 1934 the Games have been in London; Manchester hosted the 2002 occasion. More in regards to the Games from the Royal Family site

Underpinned by the core values of humanity, equality and future, the Games intention to unite the Commonwealth household by means of a wonderful competition of sport. Often known as the ‘Friendly Games’, the occasion is famend for uplifting athletes to compete within the spirit of friendship and honest play.

The Wessex household has been on the Games nearly every single day for the reason that Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne and her husband, Sir Tim Laurence joined the Earl and Countess final Friday to look at rugby.

Back to at the moment’s occasions, right here you see Princess Charlotte assembly Perry the bull, the mascot for the Games.

More in regards to the Princess becoming a member of her mother and father from Simon Perry’s People story.

The outing marks the primary time Charlotte has attended a royal occasion alongside her mother and father on her personal. She is often accompanied by her older brother Prince George, 9, and youthful brother Prince Louis, 4. George has attended a handful of solo occasions together with his mother and father over time.

The first cease at the moment for the Cambridges: an aquatics heart. 

The household was greeted by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn.

They watched a number of the swimming competitors. 

More from Metro’s coverage

Proving she’s not solely a soccer fan, Princess Charlotte has been pictured cheering on swimmers on the Commonwealth Games together with her mother and father.

The three have been at Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick, the one brand-new venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Duke and his daughter. 

More from this Birmingham Mail story

Princess Charlotte visited Birmingham Commonwealth Games at the moment – and melted hearts together with her humorous faces and antics as she watched aquatics and discipline sports activities. Charlotte has been described as a “charming” younger lady after her first household engagement with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Another view. 

The Telegraph noted, “The Cambridge household appeared deep in dialog in regards to the swimming heats, stating rivals and discussing the game earlier than them.” 

The Duchess and the Princess.

It appeared just like the Princess gave swimming excessive marks.

The household’s subsequent cease was at SportsAid House.

Below, you see Princess Charlotte shaking palms with Tim Lawlor, the SportsAid CEO. 

A quick video. 

Princess Charlotte and her mom. 

The Duchess has been SportsAid’s royal patron since 2013. The household discovered extra in regards to the Futures Program, a partnership between SportsAid, Sport England, and Commonwealth Games England. Below, Princess Charlotte greets a mentor working with the Futures Program.

The household spoke with two energy weightlifters, Tom Smith (L) and Lottie McGuinness (2nd from proper).

The Futures Program entails nearly 1,000 younger athletes and assist employees. More from the SportsAid site

The intention of Team England Futures is to higher put together athletes to ship medal profitable performances as both Team England, Team GB or ParalympicsGB debutants at future Games, whereas additionally giving assist employees a first-hand have a look at the alternatives they could possibly be offered with, in addition to challenges they might face at a multi-sport Games.

The Duchess joined a session on psychological preparation. 

A view of the Duchess in the course of the workshop.

And from Yahoo’s coverage of the engagement. 

Charlotte, seven, was described as “charming” by Tim Lawler, chief government of SportsAid…

She appeared inquisitive about her environment and the individuals round her on the college web site, and slightly apprehensive at instances, however acquired a reassuring arm round her shoulder or phrase in her ear from William, and held Kate’s hand at different moments.

The younger princess revealed gymnastics was the game she favored most and joined a dietary workshop serving to her mother and father place photos of meals corresponding to nuts, bread and grapes into the best teams, whether or not protein, carbohydrates, antioxidants or wholesome fat.

We return to the Yahoo piece

Nutritionist Jenny Tschiesche set the Cambridges and their daughter a meals problem, and mentioned afterwards: “They did very well, and so did Charlotte, she picked up the image of the hen and put it within the protein part and he or she did the identical with the beans.”

The Princess additionally helped add medals to the medals board.

Another very quick video. 

Then it was time for a gaggle picture.

Could the picture shoot have concerned….shenanigans?


A extra formal shot.

Following the SportsAid House go to, the household headed to the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre. 

They have been there to look at ladies’s hockey.

The Cambridges and Wessexes noticed England play India.

England proved victorious within the match, besting India 3 – 1. 

Another picture of the Princess.

Prince William and Princess Charlotte. 

After the match, Lady Louise and the Countess of Wessex posed for a gaggle picture. The Countess is Patron of England Hockey.

As the household left, every carried Perry mascot stuffed animal.

I’m guessing a kind of will go to Prince Louis, one will go to Prince George, and Charlotte will maintain hers.  

The household’s ultimate cease on the Games was gymnastics.

They watched the Men’s Horizontal Bar Final and Women’s Floor Exercise Final at Arena Birmingham. After the competitors, Princess Charlotte met a number of the rivals.

Here you see her with Team England’s Ondine Achampong (L) and Alice Kinsella (R).

Both ladies have been a part of England’s Gold Medal-winning workforce championship. 

Now for our have a look at what Kate wore for at the moment’s go to to the Commonwealth Games.

She was within the Alexander McQueen separates we’ve seen earlier than. The blazer ensemble was first famous in Jamaica during the Caribbean tour.

The Duchess accessorized together with her Camilla Elphick’ Alicia’ slingback sandals ($255) that have been first seen at a July polo match. The model is out of inventory, however you may join an e mail notifying you when it’s out there once more.

And her Mappin and Webb ‘Empress’ earrings and necklace.

There is extra data about Princess Charlotte’s Rachel Riley dress and La Coqueta sandals in my What Kate’s Kids Wore post.

I’ll go away you with yet one more picture from at the moment’s go to to the Commonwealth Games. 


This Royal Family Channel video presents three minutes of protection of the SportsAid House go to. 

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