rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » Kalmadi slips up: Prince Diana attended CWG opening

Kalmadi slips up: Prince Diana attended CWG opening

Last updated on: October 05, 2010 16:40 IST

After his faux pas in the inaugural show on Sunday, the slip of the tongue seems to be continuing for Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who said "Prince Diana" attended the event's opening ceremony.

Giving details on the "spectacular" opening ceremony, Kalmadi told a press conference that "Prince Diana" attended the function, where he was to say "Prince Charles".

Princess Diana, who died in an accident in 1997, and Prince Charles had a divorce.

At the opening ceremony, Kalmadi had addressed former President A P J Abdul Kalam as Abdul Kalam Azad. Abul Kalam Azad was a freedom fighter.

Kalmadi said the opening ceremony was watched in all the 71 Commonwealth countries.

"Networks in the United States also showed the opening ceremony," he added.

© Copyright 2018 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.