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Old 03-11-2018, 03:38 PM
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A question for other people who live in the Commonwealth:

Do you celebrate in any way this day?

I know in Australia the GG and some other politicians will make some mention of it - maybe go to church but as a general rule the rest of the Australian population wouldn't even know that it was occurring so I was wondering whether the rest of the Commonwealth do anything for Commonwealth Day?
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:57 PM
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From what I've been able to find out, Commonwealth Day, for the most part and in most places, is not a holiday that is observed by being called a "bank holiday" where people get the day off. That, I think, makes a huge difference in how people would observe it.

I think, here in the US, should they declare that the 4th of July would no longer be an "official" holiday with time off and its business as usual, people wouldn't do too much to really celebrate it very much either.
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:29 PM
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From what I've been able to find out, Commonwealth Day, for the most part and in most places, is not a holiday that is observed by being called a "bank holiday" where people get the day off. That, I think, makes a huge difference in how people would observe it.

I think, here in the US, should they declare that the 4th of July would no longer be an "official" holiday with time off and its business as usual, people wouldn't do too much to really celebrate it very much either.
Gotta have the time off to BBQ!
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:29 PM
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We didn't have a public holiday last week for International Women's Day but it was acknowledged in the media and many workplaces etc but I know no one who will even know that today is Commonwealth Day and I was wondering if it is just Australia?

A day doesn't have to have a holiday to be acknowledged here but this one isn't even known.
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:30 PM
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The kingdom of the Netherlands has a kingdom day in December but only a few members of the royal family and some politicians from the different countries within the kingdom attend. Most people wouldn't even know it exists.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:17 PM
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Tomorrow afternoon, Meghan will join Her Majesty and a number of members of the royal family for the annual Commonwealth Day service. It will be broadcast live on the BBC at 2:45 p.m.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:53 AM
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This evening The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke of Cambridge will attend a reception on behalf of The Queen at Marlborough House – which is the home of @commonwealthsec #CommonwealthDay

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Old 03-12-2018, 09:05 AM
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On page 10 of the Service bulletin, it lists the members of the Royal Family and their arrivals. HRH Princess Alexandra is listed before the Countess of Wessex. Is this because the Countess is by herself so the Princesses of the Blood Royal have precedence over her?
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/pre...march?a=115080
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:06 AM
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The Countess of Wessex has arrived in Navy, followed by Princess Alexandra, The Duke of York and Princess Anne.

The Duchess of Gloucester arrived prior.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Henry and Meghan.

Catherine in Navy (Repeat), Meghan in Cream.

My god this commentary is awful!
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:11 AM
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I love Meghan's coat.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:14 AM
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My god that colour on The Queen is stunning! I wish other royals would be so bold with their colours!
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:18 AM
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Her Majesty The Queen, Head of The Commonwealth, arrives at @Wabbey for today's #CommonwealthDay Service.
Her Majesty, Head of The Commonwealth arrives
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:27 AM
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I hope Harry has explained to his Fiance, that this service is atypical for the Abbey..
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:35 AM
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I hope Harry has explained to his Fiance, that this service is atypical for the Abbey..
I would guess she's aware of that without tutelage. She's a bright woman. And also, they don't exactly pop in to the Abbey for regular services, do they?
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:35 AM
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I think over the nearly two years that they have been dating Harry has had long talks with Meghan about the Commonwealth and about Commonwealth Day and what the services mean. I'm sure others have too. I also think that, as an intelligent woman Meghan will have asked questions. I expect her to have been told about Westminster Abbey and she's probably visited it several times.

I too love that colour on the Queen. In fact I've never seen her in a colour that doesn't suit her. I also think Meghan looks very nice.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:37 AM
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The front row seats consist of the most senior royals. The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Lower ranking royals are behind
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They all look amazing. No complaints.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:11 PM
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Anyone know why the the Kents, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Gloucester and Commander Sir Tim Lawrence did not attend Today ?
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:17 PM
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Anyone know why the the Kents, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Gloucester and Commander Sir Tim Lawrence did not attend Today ?
Earl of Wessex and Duke of Gloucester are attending Commonwealth Lunches and activities elsewhere in the Commonwealth. I didn't catch/can't remember where, but it was discussed during the arrivals of their respective spouses.
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Harry and Meghan's reaction to Liam's song is hilarious.

https://twitter.com/anitathetweeter/...32735903977479
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