Canadian athletes honoured to dine with Queen

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip watch the England's hockey team play against Wales...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip watch the England's hockey team play against Wales during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:45 PM ET

GLASGOW, Scotland -- She's 88 now, Queen Elizabeth. And you have to wonder if she'll still be up to it four years from now on Australia's Gold Coast or eight years from now in Edmonton or Durban.

Queen Elizabeth is such an integral component of the Commonwealth Games and has meant so much to them, you have to wonder what they'll be like when the day comes they must go on without her.

The Queen reaches out and touches so many athletes at "her" games. Despite her advancing age, she manufactures moments as good as a gold to some who have little chance of ever winning a medal.

How would you like to come to the Commonwealth Games and do lunch with the Queen?

Squash player Samantha Cornett did.

For the briefest of moments, when Sam found out she'd won the draw along with rugby player Mike Scholz of Oakville to break bread with Her Majesty, Cornett figured she'd better turn it down.


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