The Commonwealth Games 2022 opening ceremony happened at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham 

There was plenty of song, dance and drama to celebrate the history of Birmingham 

PV Sindhu and Manpreet Singh were the flagbearers for India and they were all smiles as they led the contingent out  

Malala Yousafzai gave a moving speech 

A 10-metre-tall bull captured the imagination of the audience 

The Indian group, led by Manpreet Singh and PV Sindhu, looked smart in their Sherwani-style outfit

Prince Charles was in attendance at the opening ceremony 

The 2022 Games were officially declared open by Prince Charles as fireworks erupted around the stadium 

English band Duran Duran performing during the opening ceremony  

A colourful fly-by from the Red Arrows, the aerobatics display team of the British Air Force 

The contingent of the home team, England, entered the stadium accompanied by a huge roar from the crowd  

Before the Opening Ceremony, Indian players posed to add pictures to their CWG memories. This is the badminton contingent 

Indian fans inside the OC venue, the Alexander Stadium, waited patiently to welcome their stars