The Queen attends Commonwealth Service
Monday, 13th March 2017
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended The Commonwealth Service: A Celebration of the Commonwealth at Westminster Abbey on Monday 13th March 2017. They were accompanied by The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, The Duke of York and The Earl of Wessex.
The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, attended the Service.
In his Bidding the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, said: ‘We celebrate this year the Commonwealth as a builder of peace. As we give thanks for diversity of faiths, of resources and circumstances in our countries, we must pray that we may be united in peace and friendship and together promote peace in our divided world.’
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness of Scotland of Asthal QC, led the Act of Affirmation to the Commonwealth.
Reflections were read by Achaleke Christian Leke, 2016 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year; and The Honourable Dr Joseph Muscat KUOM, Prime Minister of Malta and Commonwealth Chair-in-Office.