‘Elegant!’ Prince Edward praised by fans after Commonwealth Games closing ceremony speech

The Earl of Wessex delivered a key speech as the 22nd Commonwealth Games was brought to a close in Birmingham last night. Prince Edward, 58, lauded the athletes, organisers, supporters, and volunteers for their work in England’s second-largest city.

He said: “You have inspired us and hopefully future generations.

“You have also demonstrated what unites us.

“Thank you, Birmingham and the West Midlands.”

Edward added: “Every four years, we endeavour to come together to celebrate our Commonwealth through sport.

“Thanks to the manner, style and enthusiasm with which you have competed, officiated, supported, organised and volunteered, you have, once again, brought the spirit and values of the Commonwealth to life.”

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Fans of the Royal Family took to social media to praise the Prince for his speech and involvement in the Commonwealth Games.

@cucaarcher said: “Prince Edward is becoming a very good wingman for HM the Queen!”

@sharonjohnfaragher wrote: “You do yourself and the royal family a great deal of pride.”

@kayjones4004 added: “What a fine representative of the Royal Family Edward is.”

Meanwhile, other supporters suggested the Earl of Wessex resembled his late father, Prince Philip.

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