Queen Elizabeth II Shared A Positive Message Before Commonwealth Day

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March 12 marked the annual celebration of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary organization that was instituted in 1949 as the British Empire began to dissolve.

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A total of 53 nations currently belong to the organization. Together, these nations account for 2.149 billion people who occupy 20% of all land on the planet. Three countries have left the organization since its inception: Ireland in 1949, the Maldives in 2016, and Zimbabwe in 2013.

Queen Elizabeth II is currently the Head of the Commonwealth.

From Her Majesty to the Commonwealth

Ahead of the Commonwealth Day celebrations. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II released a message to all the people of the member nations.

We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others.

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The Queen also noted how the spirit of the Commonwealth allowed all to benefit from the diversity. This quality was a force for unity but not division.

In addition, the Queen also spoke about how sport has contributed to “building peace and development”.

Her Majesty ended her message with a clarion call.

By pledging to serve the common good in new ways, we can ensure that the Commonwealth continues to grow in scope and stature, to have an even greater impact on people’s lives, today, and for future generations.

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Meghan Markle attends her first royal event with the Queen

This is the first Commonwealth Day Meghan Markle is celebrating with the royal family. And it is even more special as it also is the first time she attends a formal function with the Queen.

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As part of the celebration, a service was held. In attendance were Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family.

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