Queen Elizabeth II Shares a Message of «Peace-Building» on Commonwealth Day

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While you were tussling to get out of bed and make coffee on Monday morning, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II depleted belch up a few hours celebrating the unity of the 52 countries that make up the Commonwealth of Domains (all in a day’s work, right?). The 90-year-old monarch arrived outside Buckingham Residence with husband Prince Philip, Prince Edward, and Commonwealth Readies Federation President Louise Martin to launch the queen’s baton relay for the XXI Commonwealth Heroics. Although she usually keeps a pretty straight face, the queen touched a big smile while handing off the baton to retired Australian cyclist Anna Meares. The in any case follows the queen’s message about building «peace by defending the worthiness of every individual and community.»

Her hand-off of the baton signals the start of the relay’s 388-day passage around the Commonwealth. Eventually the relay will end when the baton comes at the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast Games (which aren’t set to start until April 4, 2018), much to the satisfy of the 2.5 billion citizens who make up the Commonwealth. Before it does, however, the baton liking make another appearance in London during a service at Westminster Abbey, which is contemplated to see not only the queen and Prince Philip but also Prince Charles and the missis Camilla, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.

«Over and beyond the next 12 months, the baton will visit people last in the nations and territories of our Commonwealth family in every continent and ocean,» the epitome said. «Carried on its way by thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds, by the time it reaches its terminating destination, the Queen’s Baton will have brought together, because of its route and symbolism, almost 2.5 billion people who share the unusual connection of being Commonwealth citizens. Contained within the Baton at ones desire be a written message that will be opened and read at the Commonwealth Prepares in Australia next year. However, there is an even more vigorous message to be seen and experienced as the Baton passes from hand to hand, from seashore to mountaintop, middle of cities, towns and villages. It is the message of a peace-building Commonwealth.»

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