British Royal Family at Commonwealth Day Service

  March 13, 2023 at 4:31 pm by

Today, Monday March 13, members of the British Royal Family were present at the multi-faith service held at Westminster Abbey to celebrate Commonwealth Day, the first since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
King Charles, for his first Commonwealth Day Service as monarch, was joined by Queen Camilla, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.
In his speech the King stated that Commonwealth Day for the late Queen Elizabeth was “a treasured opportunity to celebrate our Commonwealth family, to whose service she dedicated her long and remarkable life”, adding that “the Commonwealth can play an indispensable role in the most pressing issues of our time”.
During the ceremony took place musical performances and readings by people from around the Commonwealth.
At the service were also present members of the British government, diplomats, faith leaders, school children and young people.
Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations often held on the second Monday in March. It celebrates the Commonwealth of Nations, a political association of 54 member states, founded in 1926 under the Balfour Declaration. Each year the celebrations have a different theme, of which this year’s was “Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future”.
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