THE QUEEN'S COMMONWEALTH ESSAY COMPETITION 2023
In the 140th year of The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition we are absolutely to announce this years winners: Siddhi, Shreeya, Yong Sin and Mitali. Congratulations to everyone that entered and find out more about this year's winners.
OUR VISION AND MISSION
Founded on 26 June 1868 as a ‘literary and scientific body’ the Society was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria a year later. Since our establishment the Society has welcomed speakers including Nelson Mandela and evolved to meet the changing nature of the Commonwealth.
'Commonwealth Voices' is the Society's magazine containing observations on Commonwealth-wide news, developments and concerns, and includes high-profile guest contributions, research pieces and contemporary news. Read the latest edition.
NEWS AND BLOGS
COMMONWEALTH DAY SERVICE
11 MARCH 2024
Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society and held at Westminster Abbey the Commonwealth Day Service and celebration is the premier public event to celebrate the Commonwealth and is attended by His Majesty The King, Senior Members of the Royal Family, Commonwealth political & diplomatic representatives as well as hundreds of young people.
12 MARCH 2024
Held annually in Commonwealth Week each March, this black tie dinner takes place in London with live entertainment from around the Commonwealth. For 2024, the gala will take place on the evening of Tuesday, 12 March, at the St James’ Court, a Taj Hotel, and will feature Gyles Brandreth, broadcaster and RCS Ambassador, alongside live musical performances.
LAUNCH: THE QUEEN'S CW ESSAY COMPETITION 15 MARCH 2024
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition (QCEC) is the world’s oldest international writing competition for schools and has been delivered by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883. In the past decade alone, the competition has engaged over 140,000 young people, 5,000 schools and 1,000 volunteer judges.