Glasgow: The Queen and more than 40,000 spectators at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have paid a moving tribute to victims of the MH17 tragedy by taking part in a minute of silence. 82 of the victims were from Commonwealth nations.
The Commonwealth Games Federation’s president, Prince Imran from Malaysia said: “I am from Malaysia and it’s another sad occasion for our country, and for the airline.”
Queen Elizabeth then wished the competitors well.
“To you, the Commonwealth athletes, I send my good wishes for success in your endeavours.”
“It now gives me the greatest pleasure to declare the 20th Commonwealth Games open,” added the Queen.