International Youth Day 2019
This International Youth Day, we are turning our attention to the 240 Queen's Young Leaders from across the Commonwealth, who are making changes in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.
The Queen is Head of the Commonwealth, an international organisation of 53 countries spanning every geographical region, religion and culture, and 60% of the Commonwealth's population of 2 billion people are under the age of 30.
Many of the Queen's Young Leaders have focused their efforts on transforming education within their communities - making education more inclusive and accessible for all!
2016 Queen's Young Leader Diedra founded a scholarship programme for high school students in Belize.
Her Majesty presented Diedra with her Queen's Young Leader Award at Buckingham Palace in 2016.
Calvin, also a 2016 Queen's Young Leader, delivers education and career development workshops in Malaysia, supporting young people to plan for the future.
In 2017 Nonduduzo (Kingdom of eSwatini) received an Award for work to help girls living in rural communities to continue their education.
Theresa (Papau New Guinea) founded UniMums to support and mentor young mothers studying at University.
2018 winners Deane and Aditiya (India) work together to inform and empower young girls & women about menstrual hygiene and maternal health.
Inspired by the work of the Queen's Young Leaders Programme, the Queen's Commonwealth Trust is working to help young change makers realise their hopes & dreams for the future.
The Queen's Young Leaders Programme was launched by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief, The Royal Commonwealth Society and The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, at Buckingham Palace in 2014.
The Diamond Jubilee Trust is a charitable foundation with a mission to leave a lasting legacy, owned by the whole Commonwealth, in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.
The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry announces partnership with The Forces in Mind Trust
A speech by The Queen to open Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, 2011
This city is known for its optimism; this state is known for its opportunity and potential; and, this country is known for its warmth, openness and generosity.
A speech by Prince Harry at the WellChild Awards, 2011
I feel in awe of individuals with such determination, resolve, and strength to take on the challenges they face.
Announcement of State Visit from the President of the Republic of Turkey
A speech by Prince Harry at the Sentebale Polo Cup, 2011
Vision is easy but how do we make it reality?
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry to play in the Sentebale Polo Cup
Announcement of plans for the central Diamond Jubilee weekend in 2012
The Queen's Commonwealth Day Message, 2011
Let us all give a thought to the practical ways in which we, as individuals or as groups, can provide support to girls and women – so that everyone can have a chance of a...
A speech by The Queen at the United Nations General Assembly, 2010
In my lifetime, the United Nations has moved from being a high-minded aspiration to being a real force for common good.
A speech by Prince Harry at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Governors Island, New York
No childhood, no hope and no future.
A speech by Prince Harry at a Sentebale Reception, Greenwich Country Club, Connecticut, USA
I just wish I could tell all of you and show you the remarkable change that is happening.
Prince William and Prince Harry to visit Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa
A speech by The Queen at the South Africa State Banquet, 2010
South Africa and the United Kingdom have long been the closest of friends.
A speech by Prince Harry at the launch of the Sentebale Cup in Barbados
I’m very proud of what Sentebale is doing.
Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso to launch the Sentebale Polo Cup to help more of Lesotho’s vulnerable children
A speech by The Queen at the opening of CHOGM, 2009
Our shared pledge to “the pursuit of peace, liberty and progress” that my father helped to enshrine in the London Declaration in 1949 means as much today as it did then.
A speech by The Queen in Trinidad and Tobago, 2009
Prince Philip and I are delighted to be back in Trinidad and Tobago after more than twenty years, renewing our happy association with your country.
A speech by The Queen in Bermuda, 2009
The United Kingdom will continue to follow and support Bermuda's progress to the very best of her ability
A speech by The Queen at the Indian State Banquet, 2009
Relations between our two countries are built on strong and deep foundations, and are set fair for the 21st century.
Visit by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to Bermuda, and Trinidad and Tobago
A speech by Prince Harry at a reception to mark three years of Sentebale
Sentebale means ‘forget me not’. I, for one, am not about to forget.
The Queen's Commonwealth Day message, 2009
We can rightly celebrate the fact that the founding members’ vision of the future has become a reality.
A speech by The Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting dinner, 2009
I am delighted to welcome you all here this evening.
Christmas Broadcast 2008
When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.
A speech by The Queen at The Prince's Trust Headquarters
As The Prince of Wales, our son, approaches his own sixtieth birthday, may I say that we are both enormously proud to have been reminded here today of his personal...
A speech by Prince Harry at the third annual Lesotho Links Conference, Cardiff
I don’t need to tell this audience how amazing Lesotho is or how incredible the people are.
A speech by Prince Harry to open the Dolen Cymru Lesotho Exhibition, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
The tapestries have been lent by individuals and organisations with a love of Lesotho from right across Wales.
Christmas Broadcast 2007
The Christmas story also draws attention to all those people who are on the edge of society
A speech by The Queen at CHOGM, Uganda, 2007
Recognising that each one of us is made up of layer upon layer of identity and that each of our unique personalities has ties to culture, religion, community, country and...
A speech by The Queen at the CHOGM Dinner, Kampala, 2007
I am so very pleased to be with you again and wish you every success in your deliberations.
A speech by The Queen at the Parliament Building in Kampala
It gives me great pleasure to address this House today in recognition of the importance of parliamentary democracy to the Commonwealth as a whole.