Queen to miss Games in India

The Queen will not travel to the Commonwealth Games in India later this year, Buckingham Palace confirmed yesterday.

The Prince of Wales will represent the Royal Family in her place at the opening ceremony in Delhi in October.

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A Palace spokesman said: "The volume of Her Majesty's engagements, coupled with other overseas commitments, means she will not be able to attend."

It is the first time in decades the monarch has not attended the Games.