The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared to enjoy their time with Prince Harry at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland on Monday. They took in the early rounds of the men’s and women’s gymnastics competition at the Hydro arena in Glasgow, the BBC News reports.
Kate wore a navy Zara blazer, dark blue skinny jeans and Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedges, while the brothers went for matching white button-ups. The three entered the venue incognito and went largely unnoticed by the crowd, until they were projected onto the arena’s big screens. Spectators then broke into applause at a close-up of the group, the BBC says.
The trio then went to the Glasgow National Hockey Centre to attend a game and meet some of the teams. They also went to a boxing match – the only event where the announcer introduced “the Royal Highnesses,” which was met with loud applause.
While Harry paid close attention to the punches, Kate chatted with dignitaries. Before leaving the boxing venue, the trio took about 15 minutes to speak to the members of the Royal Armed Forces for their help in providing security by screening all incoming visitors. One soldier said, “They thanked us for helping and delivering the games.”
The Commonwealth Games began in 1930 and were initially known as the British Empire Games. They are now the third-largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games – 71 nations and territories participate.
• Reporting by HELEN I. HWANG