A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day

William Barton and Queen

The Queen was joined by around 2,000 people from across the world in a Westminster Abbey service to mark Commonwealth Day.

The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also attended the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom to celebrate the history and values binding the 53 Commonwealth countries.

This year’s theme centred around ‘A Connected Commonwealth’, highlighting how friendship, goodwill and collaboration between the Commonwealth’s culturally diverse 2.4bn people can be harnessed to tackle some of the planet’s biggest challenges - such as protecting natural resources and the environment.

The service included special performances by the Grammy-winning British group, Clean Bandit, and acclaimed tenor, Alfie Boe.

Other performances included William Barton, an internationally celebrated didgeridoo artist who featured at the 2018 Invictus Games, and The Dhol Foundation, who performed at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony.