The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall met athletes, volunteers and officials before the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Charles and Camilla, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, visited the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the city’s east end.
Glasgow 2014 chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin received The Duke and Duchess at the boxing hall where Team India’s female boxers were working on their punches together with male competitors from Jamaica and the Isle of Man.
Prince Charles met Poland-born heavyweight, Krystian Borucki, who is the lone boxer competing from the Isle of Man. Borucki was training with boxers from other Commonwealth nations.
Commenting on their conversation, Borucki stated: “He just asked me what my chances are, and I told him everybody has a chance. It’s boxing – one punch, you never know.”
The Royal couple spoke to badminton players and cyclists during their visit as well.
One of the players Charles and his wife met was Andy Ellis, one of Britain’s leading doubles players as pictured above.
Charles and his wife watched as players from England, New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia practised and worked on floor stretches.
The final stop of the tour was the velodrome where Charles and Camilla observed members of Team Canada race round the track. They then met with soldiers from the Royal Gurkha Rifles who will be part of the security team at the Games.
Later on Wednesday, The Queen will officially launch the Games at the opening ceremony at Celtic Park.
The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay and The Earl and Countess of Wessex will also be in attendance for the opening ceremony.
Photo Credit: Andy Ellis @andyellis24