Prince Edward and his wife Sophie had “three fantastic days” at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The Earl and Countess of Wessex announced this via the Twitter account of the British royal family.
“Thank you @birminghamcg22,” the couple wrote in the tweet. “It has been great to see the Commonwealth come together for this world-class competition, and to see the athletes inspire the next generation.” A number of photos are shared with the post, including one of Sophie meeting athletes and a photo of Prince Edward smiling. The duo visited the weightlifting, boxing and badminton competitions.
Prince Charles’ brother and his family were also joined by other members of the royal family. On Tuesday they sat in the stands together with Prince William, his wife Catherine and their daughter Princess Charlotte.
The event was opened last Thursday by Prince Charles, who did so by reading a special message from his mother. In it, Queen Elizabeth emphasizes the good that the event brings about, according to her. The Commonwealth Games, which last until Monday, were first held in 1930. Since then, the sporting event has taken place every four years. Only in 1942 and 1946 they did not continue.