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Chapter taken from `Queen & Commonwealth: 90 Glorious Years'

The Queen’s Royal Commonwealth Team

“She’ll want to hand over knowing she’s done everything she possibly could to help, and that she’s got no regrets and no unfinished business; that she’s done everything she can for the country and that she’s not let anyone down — she minds an awful lot about that.”
HRH Prince William talking about the Queen in 2011

Chapters taken from `Queen & Commonwealth: 90 Glorious Years'

Through the Decades

A look at the role of the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth for the last 65 years.

“I want to show that the Crown is not merely an abstract symbol of our unity, but a personal bond between you and me.”
Queen Elizabeth II, broadcasting from New Zealand for Christmas 1953.

Jonah Chinga

Experience with Commonwealth Networks

Jonah Chinga on working on sexual orientation and gender identity issues focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights, advocacy and coalition-building in the year 2015. 

Dr Sue Onslow

Nelson Mandela Left His Mark on the Commonwealth

Dr Sue Onslow, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Associate of the LSE IDEAS Africa Programme, reflects on the impact Nelson Mandela had on the Commonwealth.

Sir Anerood Jugnauth

A Smart Mauritius

Sir Anerood Jugnauth, former Prime Minister of Mauritius, discusses how the island is using information and communications technologies to boost economic development and diversify from an agrarian economy to a hub for knowledge and innovation.

Shola Taylor

A Smart Commonwealth – Our Moral Obligation

Shola Taylor, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), charts the progress of Commonwealth member states in information-based cooperation and economic development, and emphasises three specific areas of performance that deserve attention.

Jacob Zuma

Overcoming the Energy Challenge in South Africa

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, explains how the country is responding to the serious power constraints that have haunted South Africa over the last few years, and outlines the strategy for achieving future energy security.

Tony Tyler

Aviation: the next infrastructure growth frontier for Africa

Tony Tyler, former Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), urges African governments and their stakeholders to continue investing in air transport so the continent can better realise its ideals of regional integration, peace and prosperity.