A speech by The Duke of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Youth Forum
Published 17 April 2018
Good morning to everyone and thank you for inviting me.
Just now, I was fascinated to talk some of you more detail with some of you about the business ventures you have championed - so successfully - across the Commonwealth.
I heard how impact investment and philanthropy are helping to encourage social change and how many of you here in this room are empowering others to achieve the same.
As I have travelled across the Commonwealth and here in the UK, I have always been impressed by the ingenuity, the drive and commitment of those I meet behind small and medium sized companies particularly.
When Catherine and I visited India in 2016, we were completely blown away by the innovation on display in the Indian businesses we met – from Formula E-Cars and new ways of teaching braille.
I understand this is the first time the Youth and Business Forums have met together in CHOGM week. But given the importance of the issues you are discussing today – from tackling youth unemployment to nurturing entrepreneurs of the future – I hope that this joint session will continue at future CHOGMs as we go forward.
Just as importantly, I hope today and this week will bring opportunities, many many opportunities, to build meaningful networks and valuable partnerships for you to take forward.
Good luck and thank you.
Order of Service for a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty The Queen11 September 2022
A Statement from The Prince of Wales
And I thank her on behalf of my generation for providing an example of service and dignity in public life that was from a different age, but always relevant to us all.
The Principal Proclamation
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Crown of the...
His Majesty The King’s Oath relating to the security of the Church of Scotland
I, Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of My other Realms and Territories, King, Defender of the Faith
His Majesty The King’s Declaration
I shall strive to follow the inspiring example I have been set in upholding constitutional government and to seek the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these...
His Majesty The King’s address to the Nation and the Commonwealth
Queen Elizabeth's was a life well lived; a promise with destiny kept and she is mourned most deeply in her passing. That promise of lifelong service I renew to you all today.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Commonwealth Games
The Duchess of Cambridge joined the 1851 trust and the Great Britain SailGP Team in Plymouth
A message from The Queen to the Governor General and the people of Canada
I mourn with all Canadians at this tragic time.
A message from The Queen to the President of Pakistan
The United Kingdom stands in solidarity with Pakistan as you recover from these terrible events.
The King's Presence Chamber, St James's Palace
King's Birthday Ball at St.James's Palace, 1782
Souvenir of the visit of Queen Mary to Holyrood
The Earl of Wessex officially closes the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
You have inspired us and hopefully future generations. You have also demonstrated what unites us. Thank you, Birmingham and the West Midlands.
A message of congratulations from The Queen to the England Women's Football Team
You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations.
The Queen's message for the 2022 Commonwealth Games
My warmest thanks go to all those who have worked so hard to ensure the success of this particularly special sporting event, and I wish each athlete and team every success
A message from The Earl of Wessex ahead of the Commonwealth Games
Whatever your role or involvement, I hope you have an experience of a lifetime and enjoy every moment.
Report a vulnerability
The Royal Household takes the security of our systems seriously. This page provides guidance on how to report a security vulnerability identified within any publicly...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked Windrush Day
A message of condolence from The Queen following the death of former Prime Minister Abe of Japan
I wish to convey my deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and to the people of Japan at this difficult time.