Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games begin at Celtic Park
24 July 2014 Last updated at 03:50 BST
The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony has taken place at Celtic Park in Glasgow.
Thousands of athletes from 71 nations and territories took part before a 40,000-strong crowd and a global TV audience up up to one billion people.
Their traditional parade around the stadium followed a live show featuring about 2,000 cast members.
The Queen declared the Games open by reading her own message, which had been carried to the games inside the Commonwealth baton.
Alan Little reports.