[ARCHIVED CONTENT] The Queen and the Commonwealth
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The Queen and the Commonwealth
Her Majesty the Queen by Sydney Harbour Bridge
From Australia to Antigua, Canada to Cameroon, the Commonwealth is a remarkable international organisation, spanning every geographical region, religion and culture. It exists to foster international co-operation and trade links between people all over the world. The Queen is Head of State of 15 Commonwealth realms in addition to the UK. She is also Head of the Commonwealth itself, a voluntary association of 53 independent countries. Find out more about the Commonwealth in this section.
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The Queen's Commonwealth Day Message, 8 March 2010

Her Majesty talks about the role of science and technology in the Commonwealth

Read The Queen's 2010 Commonwealth Day message
Find out more about Commonwealth Day

The Commonwealth Realms