Commonwealth Day 2019

Young flagbearers greet dignitaries outside Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day

Young flagbearers greet dignitaries outside Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Westminster Abbey

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Westminster Abbey

Crowds cheer as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive outside Westminster

Crowds cheer as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive outside Westminster

The Dean of Westminster Abbey introduces The Queen to opera singer Alfie Bow

The Dean of Westminster Abbey introduces The Queen to opera singer Alfie Bow

British Prime Minister and Commonwealth Chair in Office Theresa May gives her Commonwealth Day address

British Prime Minister and Commonwealth Chair in Office Theresa May gives her Commonwealth Day address

Lewis Pugh, British-South African endurance swimmer urges Commonwealth countries to act together to restore the health of oceans

Lewis Pugh, British-South African endurance swimmer urges Commonwealth countries to act together to restore the health of oceans

The drumbeats of the North Indian Dhol Foundation echoed through the ancient walls of Westminster Abbey

The drumbeats of the North Indian Dhol Foundation echoed through the ancient walls of Westminster Abbey

B Positive – the choir of the NHS blood foundation – give a rousing choral performance

B Positive – the choir of the NHS blood foundation – give a rousing choral performance

The congregation was captivated by the haunting sounds of the digeridoo, played by Australian maestro William Barton

The congregation was captivated by the haunting sounds of the digeridoo, played by Australian maestro William Barton

The Commonwealth Secretary General welcomes Prince Charles, the future head of the Commonwealth, to Marlborough House

The Commonwealth Secretary General welcomes Prince Charles, the future head of the Commonwealth, to Marlborough House

Guests at Marlborough House were entertained by Bangladeshi music

Guests at Marlborough House were entertained by Bangladeshi music

Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major with the winners of the Commonwealth Youth Awards and the Commonwealth Youth Council

Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major with the winners of the Commonwealth Youth Awards and the Commonwealth Youth Council

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