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The Queen’s Commonwealth Message ahead of Commonwealth Day 2020


FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE VIA FLICKR

Commonwealth Day 2020 will be celebrated on 9th March and ahead of the day, The Queen has released her Commonwealth Message.

“On Commonwealth occasions, it is always inspiring to be reminded of the
diversity of the people and countries that make up our worldwide family. We are
made aware of the many associations and influences that combine through
Commonwealth connection, helping us to imagine and deliver a common future

“This is particularly striking when we see people from nations, large and small,
gathering for the Commonwealth Games, for meetings of Commonwealth
governments, and on Commonwealth Day. Such a blend of traditions serves to make
us stronger, individually and collectively, by providing the ingredients needed for
social, political and economic resilience.

“Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to see and hear how
membership of the Commonwealth family means so much to those living in all parts
of the world, often in places that are quite remote. Advances in technology and
modern media have now enabled many more people to witness and enjoy – with
remarkable immediacy – this experience of Commonwealth connection, in areas such
as education, medicine and conservation.

“Looking to the future, this connectivity means we are also aware, perhaps as
never before, that wherever we live, our choices and actions affect the well-being of
people and communities living far away, and in very different circumstances. For
many, this awareness awakens a desire to employ our planet’s natural resources with
greater care, and it is encouraging to see how the countries of the Commonwealth
continue to devise new ways of working together to achieve prosperity, whilst
protecting our planet.

“As members of this very special community, on this Commonwealth Day, I
hope that the people and countries of the Commonwealth will be inspired by all that
we share and move forward with fresh resolve to enhance the Commonwealth’s
influence for good in our world.”

On Monday, Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and The Earl and Countess of Wessex will attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.