On 14th March 2011 Annie Lennox spoke at the annual Observance ceremony marking Commonwealth Day. Each year, the Commonwealth Day Observance takes a particular theme. 2011’s theme was ‘Women as Agents of Change’. The annual Commonwealth Day Observance took place in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey. Attended by Commonwealth Heads of Government, Commonwealth High Commissioners, specially invited guests and 1,000 schoolchildren, the Observance is a colourful and vibrant mix of performances, testimonies and readings representing all corners of the Commonwealth. The Observance is organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society on behalf of the Council of Commonwealth Societies.
Click here to see images from this event. More details about the Observance, Commonwealth Day and the Commonwealth theme can be found at www.commonwealthday.org