06 March 2021

The Queen's Commonwealth Day Brooches

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In a normal, non-pandemic year, we'd be gearing up for the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. Instead, today I've got a look back at the last two decades of Commonwealth Day brooches.


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(The service was held at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, where the Queen had traveled for the opening of the Commonwealth Games)


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2013: The Duke of Edinburgh represented the Queen alone at the service; she was still recovering after being hospitalized with gastroenteritis, but she was able to attend a reception later in the day


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We'll have to see which brooch the Queen chooses for her televised message this year, which will air on the BBC on Sunday! Any guesses?