The Queen attends The Commonwealth Day Service
Monday, 11th March 2019
Her Majesty The Queen attended The Commonwealth Service: A Celebration of the Commonwealth at Westminster Abbey on Monday 11th March 2019.
Her Majesty was accompanied by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and HRH The Duke of York.
The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who said in his Bidding:
This year we think of A Connected Commonwealth, in which our precious environment, given and blessed by almighty God, may be cherished and nurtured.
As we give thanks for our connections across the world, let us pray that we may dwell together in peace, and that our mutual friendship and support may be for us all a source of strength.
During the service, there were performances by the Dhol Foundation drummers; Clean Bandit; William Barton, didgeridoo; Alfie Boe, tenor; and the B Positive choir.
Lewis Pugh OIG, an endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, read a Reflection.
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, read 1 Corinthians 12: 14-26.