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Commonwealth meeting opens

Commonwealth meeting opens
19 Apr

The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting is underway in London with the Queen, Prince Charles and the British Prime Minister standing in support of the 53 member organisation.

Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, opened the summit for what may be the last time.

She is hoping her son, Prince Charles will be allowed to carry on her role.

In attendance at Buckingham Palace, are the leaders and ministers of foreign affairs of the 53 Commonwealth member states.

Barbados is being represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McClean.

Issues of trade, cyber security and the Queen's successor as Head of the Commonwealth are among the topics up for discussion.

For the Queen, the Commonwealth is growing year by year.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, says over the years the Commonwealth has reported a number of successes.

She urged member countries to seize the opportunities and assured them of her commitment to sustaining the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland, recognised the contributions made to the grouping by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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