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Queen Camilla and Prince William side by side as Royal Family attend Commonwealth Day service

The Queen has led the Royal Family at the Commonwealth Day Service in London.

Her Majesty was joined by the Prince of Wales as the royals made their way through Westminster Abbey for the annual service.

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They watched a video message recorded by The King, who is Head of the Commonwealth, during the ceremony which saw people from across the globe come together to celebrate the organisation

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The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh also attended the service alongside Princess Anne. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent were also present.

The Prince of Wales looked happy and relaxed as he chatted to members of the congregation before and after the ceremony.

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The service took place just hours after the Princess of Wales issued a statement on social media about a Mother’s Day photo shared on March 10th 2024. After several picture agencies said they would no longer distribute it as it appeared to have been altered, the Princess said she had made slight changes to the image with software and apologised for any confusion.

Commonwealth Day is marked on the second Monday of March every year.

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