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.

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The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition

Watch this year's Awards Ceremony, find out more about the 2020 winners, read their incredible pieces about climate action and find out more about the Competition.

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Author: Benjamin Hodge

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.

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Author: Benjamin Hodge

Our Impact

100,000+

essay competition entries written across the Commonwealth since 2010

11,532,337

hectares are now part of
The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy

1,400

young change-makers across the Commonwealth

News & Blogs

  • Regional Co-ordinators for 2020-2022 appointed

    We are delighted to welcome Regional Co-ordinators for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific and look forward to working with them to improve the lives and prospects of all Commonwealth citizens. Read more

  • 13,000 reasons for a better future

    With 13,000 entries from across the Commonwealth we are delighted to announce that judging is now complete and certificates are available to download at competitions.thercs.org. Congratulations to all who entered! Read more

  • How to Take Care of Your Mental Health as a Young Leader

    This Mental Health Day, Associate Fellow Rianna Patterson from Dominica shares her advice on how to take care of your mental health as a young leader. Read more

Events

  • In conversation with RCS Ambassador, David Walliams

    Join us this Friday 4th December at 12:00 GMT as David Walliams shares why he became an inaugural Ambassador for the Royal Commonwealth Society and talks about his writing and the importance of literacy. Read more

  • In conversation with RCS Ambassador, Geri Horner

    Join us on Monday 7th December at 12:00 GMT as Chair of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Dr Linda Yueh speaks with Geri Horner about why she became an inaugural Ambassador for the Society. Read more

  • The Commonwealth Service

    Held in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Service is the world's premier, inter-faith, public event to celebrate the Commonwealth. Read more