During her reign, the Queen has visited all but two Commonwealth member states and made many repeat trips. She is rightly viewed as the ‘mother figure’ whose role helps unite this eclectic group of countries into one unique family.
Today the Commonwealth is vivid and enriching, working to promote democracy and good governance. There can be no doubt that she has helped transform it into a global organisation with real influence. People from Australia to Antigua, and Canada to Kiribati, will rightly be out in force to celebrate Her Majesty’s milestone year.
In doing so, they will not just be celebrating who she is, but also what she has achieved in her extraordinary life.
I sincerely hope you will enjoy reading this publication that looks back over the past 60 years of the Queen’s life and forward to the Commonwealth of tomorrow.
I trust it gives a true reflection of one of the most important aspects of the Queen’s role at the head of an organisation she cherishes.
Robert Jobson, Editor-in-Chief