Queen Elizabeth II gave strength and confidence to the people of the Commonwealth of Nations. “In these trying times, I hope you can draw strength and inspiration from what binds us together as we work together towards a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future for all,” the 95-year-old wrote in a message for Commonwealth Day.
The monarch was absent from duty
The Queen canceled her participation in the event with about 1,500 guests on Friday without giving any reasons – she has made several public appointments in the past few months. The Queen’s 70th Jubilee also played an important role in the service this year, as Elizabeth acceded to the throne in 1952.
message of hope
In her message, the Queen once again indicated her promise to serve her people as Queen until the end of her life. “In this year of my Platinum Anniversary, I have had the pleasure of renewing the promise I made in 1947 that my life would forever be devoted to service,” she wrote. “I declare that my whole life, whether short or long, shall be devoted to service,” said the then princess in a letter.
Family members representing the Queen
Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Duchess Kate were in a good mood during the service. Especially that Catherine once again shone with her appearance. She was wearing a royal blue coat with a matching hat. Especially eye-catching is the collection of Princess Diana’s jewelry set with diamonds and sapphires, which makes a special focus due to the deep neckline.
Senior royals on duty
The Duchess Kate caught the eye
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