The Commonwealth is a global family of 53 countries, bound together by shared history and tradition, working to promote a future of peace, democracy, and human rights for all.
Her Majesty, The Queen, became Head of The Commonwealth in 1952. At the age of 21, during a speech in Cape Town, South Africa, she vowed to devote her life to the service of this coalition of nations. Few global entities have a greater stake in that future. Citizens of the Commonwealth comprise one third of the world’s population, with 60 percent under the age of 30.
The collective strength, passion, and perspective of this rising generation present a unique opportunity to bring about positive change—on both a grassroots and global level—today, and in the decades to come.
“Sometimes the world’s problems are so big we think we can do little to help. On our own we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of goodness can be bigger than we imagine.”
Her Majesty The Queen
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are honoured to help fulfil this potential through their roles as President and Vice President, respectively, of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. The Duke of Sussex was also given the role of Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by Her Majesty The Queen in 2017.
During their trips across the Commonwealth, The Duke and Duchess meet with young leaders to hear their insights and propel their vision for lasting change.
“Do not think your single vote does not matter much. The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops.” Kate Sheppard, 1848-1934, Women’s Suffragist, New Zealand
Antigua and Barbuda
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Previous Tours and Trips:
To discover more about the official tours undertaken by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, please click here.