UK celebrates Commonwealth Day (Photos)

by Rachel Ogbu

Commonwealth Day was celebrated in London on Monday March 13. The 2017 theme is ‘a peace-building Commonwealth’ and it marks 40 years since Commonwealth Day became a global celebration.

The 2017 theme is ‘a peace-building Commonwealth’ and it marks 40 years since Commonwealth Day became a global celebration.

To mark the day, schools took part in a global online debate as part of Commonwealth Class, an initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat and British Council. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay launch at Buckingham Palace in London and the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey took place in London. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex were also in attendance.

52 member countries celebrated the day all over the world with different activities all under the theme ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth.

Here, in the UK, the Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Imperial Majesty (King) Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Her Majesty Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi shook hands with Prince Charles for the Commonwealth Day Celebration Service with The Queen

 

The Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Imperial Majesty (King) Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Her Majesty Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi with Prince Charles for the Commonwealth Day Celebration Service with The Queen

After The Service The Queen had the chance to greet many of those involved. Here The Queen meets @codysimpson who performed at the Baton Relay and at the service at Westminster Abbey.
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