Commonwealth Games get royal audience

By the Associated Press | July 28, 2014 | 12:36 PM EDT

Britain's Prince Edward, top row left, looks on with his wife Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, top row 2nd right, and daughter Louise, top row 2nd left, at the women's field hockey match between Australia and England during the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, at the National Hockey Centre, Glasgow Scotland, Monday July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/ Scott Heppell)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — His family may have castles to choose from, but Prince Edward, alas, is a man without a pingpong table.

The prince was among several members of the royal family to attend the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, watched gymnastics and boxing with William's younger brother, Harry.

Prince Edward, son of Queen Elizabeth II, brought his family to table tennis, among other events. They watched Nigeria beat India 3-1 in a men's team bronze-medal match.

The prince calls the sport "a game that you need to sit close to in order to appreciate the speed and the skill." He adds that he does not have a table at home and that was one reason he brought his children there. He wanted to "introduce them to a couple of sports that they might not otherwise have known."