11 March 2013

Commonwealth Day Reception

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were present at a Reception given by the Commonwealth Secretary-General at Marlborough House.
Click above for an article and video from the BBC.
Welp, I was afraid last week's illness might not be confined to last week, and I was right - the Queen pulled out of attending the Commonwealth Day Observance Service early today. Buckingham Palace is still stressing that there's nothing serious about her illness. She made sure to attend the evening reception, where she signed the new Commonwealth Charter.

Cullinan V Brooch

Each year, the Queen pre-records her Commonwealth message for broadcast, and this year's was recorded in February:
Judging by the outfit, this was likely on February 14th. She's wearing the Frosted Sunflower Brooch.

Photos:BBC screencap/PA