Up to 8 million tune in as Commonwealth Games closes

The curtain has come down on an incredible 11 days of Commonwealth Games sporting action in a glittering, star-filled closing ceremony at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

England has topped the medal table of the Commonwealth Games with a total of 174 medals.

Up to 8 million viewers tuned in to see Kylie and a host of other stars close Glasgow 2014, which has been dubbed the "best ever" Commonwealth Games.

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Royals meet Commonwealth Games athletes

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have been meeting and greeting athletes ahead of tonight's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow, due to start at 8pm.

Prince Charles greets members of the Wales badminton team during the build-up to Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Credit: Reuters
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with members of the England badminton team during a visit to the Commonwealth Arena and Velodrome in Glasgow. Credit: Reuters
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, watches members of India's boxing team during a training session. Credit: Reuters

The Queen, as head of the Commonwealth, is to formally open the Games in Glasgow. Organisers have said the spectacle is to be the most prestigious live event in Scotland.

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