Closing ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Last night, Prince Edward as Vice Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation and and his wife, The Countess of Wessex, attended the closing ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games. HRH officially proclaimed the Glasgow 2014‬ Commonwealth Games closed at a spectacular closing ceremony at Hampden Park.
via Mark Poulton Twitter feed

He said: “Every four years these Games bring the spirit of our Commonwealth alive. They express friendship between nations, and the desire to share our common values, and our common wealth, for the good of humanity and the peace of the world. So I call sports men and women from all the nations and territories of the Commonwealth to come together in four years time in Queensland Australia, to celebrate the 21st Commonwealth Games. Until then, in the name of the Commonwealth Games Federation I proclaim the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games closed.”

Afterwards we saw Kylie Minogue, she did what she does best, she gave a great show singing her greatest hits, including ‘Locomotion’. But my favourite moment of the ceremony, though also the most touching one, was Dougie MacLean performing his famous song ‘Caledonia’, which was inspired by his longing to see Scotland.
courtesy of SNS Group via Twitter feed

You have no idea how I miss Scotland. I often joke I left my heart in the Highland and my Scottish friend jokes back, “don’t expect me to go and look for it“! 🙂

Rannoch Moor, Scotland, 2008

Then, there was even more moving moment when you could hear bagpipes sound & Auld lang syne melody, a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song:

“Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
On Old long syne.”

You can view closing ceremony via youtube. Click here.

Outfit & jewellery:
New dress by Gucci, fit & flare.
Black jacket, most likely by Helmut Lang, Stretch Wool Tuxedo Blazer.

Diamond studs (gift from Prince Edward), similar to those from Heavenly Necklaces in white gold or sterling silver. Countess wore them many times before.  //

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