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THE QUEEN'S COMMONWEALTH ESSAY COMPETITION 2022

This year, we were delighted to receive a record-breaking 26,322 entries to The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022 from every region of the Commonwealth! We are thrilled to announce the winners as: Sawooly Li from New Zealand, Madeleine Wood from Australia, Amaal Fawzi from the United Kingdom and Maulika Pandey from India. Read their winning entries and find out more about them. 

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The Royal Commonwealth Society is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. Find out more about our vision and how we aim to achieve this. 

OUR VISION AND MISSION

OUR HISTORY 

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. 

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COMMONWEALTH VOICES

'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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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HIGH COMMISSIONERS' BANQUET

5 DECEMBER 2022

Held at Guildhall in partnership with the City of London Corporation the event is an annual opportunity to bring together the Commonwealth's London-based diplomatic representatives and UK and Commonwealth community and business leaders.

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THE COMMONWEALTH SERVICE

13 MARCH 2023

Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society and held at Westminster Abbey the Commonwealth Service 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.