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A speech by The Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting dinner, 2009

Published 27 January 2009

I am delighted to welcome you all here this evening.

Her Majesty The Queen

President Richards, Secretary-General, Ladies and Gentlemen,

As Head of the Commonwealth, I am delighted to welcome you all here this evening in this, the sixtieth Year of the Commonwealth. I am very pleased to be with you and wish you every success in your deliberations.

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