Strength and opportunity comes from being connected

Vision and mission

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. We champion the importance of literacy, equality and inclusion, the environment and connected communities across the Commonwealth’s 54 member nations.



The Commonwealth Service

Held in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth and celebrated on Commonwealth Day, the Commonwealth Service is the world’s premier, inter-faith, public event to celebrate the Commonwealth of Nations.


Author: Benjamin Hodge

Our History

For over 150 years, the Society has been a pillar of Commonwealth civil society. We have welcomed leaders from across the Commonwealth including Ghana’s first Prime Minister, Kwame Nkrumah, Oliver Tambo, Thabo Mbeki, Chief Buthelezi, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.



Our Impact


essay competition entries written across the Commonwealth since 2010


hectares are now part of
The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy


young change-makers across the Commonwealth

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