The dignitaries like British Prime Minister David Cameron, Scottish government first minister Alex Salmond and Commonwealth Games Federation President Prince Imran Tunku were present at the opening ceremony.
The head of Commonwealth countries, Queen Elizabeth II, declared the Games Open by saying "It is my greatest pleasure to declare the 20th Commonwealth Games open".
India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, lead the march past parade at the opening ceremony. India has a 215 member contingent this time, their second largest ever, with athletics forming the biggest squad of 41.
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