#UK Royal Family Instagram account shares snaps celebrating Queen's work with the Commonwealth #UKnews

#UK Royal Family Instagram account shares snaps celebrating Queen’s work with the Commonwealth #UKnews

#UK Royal Family Instagram account shares snaps celebrating Queen’s work with the Commonwealth #UKnews

The Royal Family’s Instagram account has celebrated the Queen’s ‘life’s work with supporting the extraordinary’ Commonwealth.

In a put up this morning, a collection of images marking Her Majesty’s visits to the nations and conferences with folks from throughout the 56 member states had been shared.

Highlights included the monarch pictured at The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards reception in Buckingham Palace in June 2015, of which footballer David Beckham was a visitor.

Another picture reveals Her Majesty and Nelson Mandela chatting with Ntsako Mlambo, then aged 14, who was the winner of a British Council essay competitors for South African schoolchildren throughout the Queen’s state go to to Africa in 1999.

The put up additionally included a quote from the Queen from her 2015 Commonwealth Day message, when she mentioned: ‘One easy lesson from historical past is that when folks come collectively to speak, to alternate concepts and to develop widespread targets, fantastic issues can occur.’

Queen Elizabeth II talks to guests at The Queen's Young Leaders Awards reception at Buckingham Palace in June 2015

Queen Elizabeth II talks to company at The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards reception at Buckingham Palace in June 2015

The Queen with Prime Ministers and senior Ministers attending the Commonwealth Economic Conference in Buckingham Palace in 1952

The Queen with Prime Ministers and senior Ministers attending the Commonwealth Economic Conference in Buckingham Palace in 1952

The Queen inspects a detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Combermere Barracks, Windsor

The Queen inspects a detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Combermere Barracks, Windsor

Another image shows Her Majesty and Nelson Mandela chatting with Ntsako Mlambo, then aged 14, who was the winner of a British Council essay competition for South African schoolchildren during the Queen's state visit to Africa in 1999

Another picture reveals Her Majesty and Nelson Mandela chatting with Ntsako Mlambo, then aged 14, who was the winner of a British Council essay competitors for South African schoolchildren throughout the Queen’s state go to to Africa in 1999

The caption learn: ‘Over the course of The Queen’s reign, The Commonwealth developed from simply seven nations to 56 member states, representing greater than a 3rd of the world’s inhabitants working collectively on points together with local weather change, schooling for ladies and international healthcare.

‘Before she grew to become Queen, in her twenty first birthday broadcast, comprised of Cape Town, Her Majesty pledged nothing lower than her life’s work to supporting this extraordinary organisation:

‘”I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”

‘She remained true to her word, setting off on a six-month tour of the Commonwealth following her Coronation in 1953. 

#UK Royal Family Instagram account shares snaps celebrating Queen's work with the Commonwealth #UKnews

The Royal Family's Instagram account celebrated the Queen's 'life's work with supporting the extraordinary' Commonwealth with the above post

The Royal Family’s Instagram account celebrated the Queen’s ‘life’s work with supporting the extraordinary’ Commonwealth with the above post

The Queen talks with Puran Singh, left, and Mahna Singh, both from India, in the grounds of Marlborough House in London when she and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a reception given by the Commonwealth Secretary-General Shridath S. Ramphal, after the Commonwealth Day Service

The Queen talks with Puran Singh, left, and Mahna Singh, both from India, in the grounds of Marlborough House in London when she and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a reception given by the Commonwealth Secretary-General Shridath S. Ramphal, after the Commonwealth Day Service

Queen Elizabeth II joins Young Leaders from across the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in 2015

Queen Elizabeth II joins Young Leaders from across the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in 2015

‘When she spoke of the tour in her 1954 Christmas Broadcast, she reflected on her experience of spending Christmas in New Zealand away from her children with her Commonwealth family:

‘”Though this was strange for us, we felt at home there, for we were among people who are my own people and whose affectionate greeting I shall remember all my life long. They surrounded us with kindness and friendship, as did all my people throughout the mighty sweep of our world-encircling journey.”‘

The caption continued: ‘Her Majesty went on to undertake more than 200 visits to Commonwealth countries. She visited Canada no less than 12 times, opened the Sydney Opera House in 1973 and in 1953 met Queen Salote of Tonga – at the time the only other female Monarch in the Commonwealth.

‘A number of trusts and initiatives set up in Her Majesty’s title had a big impression throughout the Commonwealth – mentoring younger group leaders, supporting work to get rid of trachoma in distant areas and making a community of forest conservation programmes throughout the Commonwealth spanning greater than 45 nations.’

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrive at the Woodbine Racetrack on July 4, 2010 in Toronto, Canada

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrive at the Woodbine Racetrack on July 4, 2010 in Toronto, Canada

Devika Malik from India meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London during the ceremony for the 2015 winners of The Queen's Young Leaders Awards

Devika Malik from India meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London throughout the ceremony for the 2015 winners of The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards

It comes as tens of hundreds of mourners queueing to see the Queen lying-in-state at the Palace of Westminster braved the chilly final night time amid plunging temperatures – as the Government warned folks should wait greater than 24 hours to pay their respects in what’s considered he world’s longest queue, which may even be seen from area. 

Wait occasions stretched to greater than 25 hours in a single day as hundreds of mourners wrapped up so they might maintain heat and maintain their place in the five-mile queue to file previous the Queen’s coffin earlier than Monday, the day of her state funeral.

It is believed that the queue to see the late monarch is the world’s longest queue when it comes to distance, doubtlessly even eclipsing the 30,000 Russians who waited to get inside the USSR’s first McDonald’s restaurant when it lastly opened on January 31, 1990 after the finish of the Cold War.

The queue has grow to be so huge that it even obtained its personal BBC climate forecast this morning – a crisp 7C, whereas different elements of the UK hit freezing.  

Ms Farai Mubaiwa from South Africa receives a Queen's Young Leaders Award for 2017 from Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London

Ms Farai Mubaiwa from South Africa receives a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2017 from Queen Elizabeth II throughout a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London

The Queen makes her speech to open the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in Perth, Western Australia

The Queen makes her speech to open the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in Perth, Western Australia

At about 1.15am at present, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) on-line tracker mentioned the anticipated wait time was no less than 25 hours as folks queued from Southwark Park in south-east London to pay their respects to the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall, about 5 miles away. At round 7.20am, the tracker mentioned mourners must wait no less than 24 hours and warned folks to not journey to affix the queue – and to examine again in a while Saturday. 

However, by 8am the Government had mentioned that the finish level of the queue was as soon as extra accessible in Southwark Park. 

Undeterred, a gentle stream of individuals joined the queue final night time, many carrying coats and jumpers. Tatie Kirst, 38, of Canada Water in south-east London, a challenge supervisor who had simply joined the queue in Southwark Park, mentioned: ‘Well, it is a journey proper? I believe I’m ready, I introduced my good coat, I’ve a stool if I would like to sit down, I’m getting meals and water, and we’ll stroll the approach.

‘I believe there’s all the time a query, Is it price it? Can I make it? And hopefully, sure. I wished to be a part of this, pay my respect to the Queen.’

The queue begins on the Albert Embankment, alongside Belvedere Road, behind the London Eye, then crosses Lambeth Bridge and travels alongside the South Bank previous the National Theatre, Tate Modern and HMS Belfast, earlier than ending in Southwark Park. 

Those inside Westminster Hall had been briefly shocked when a person was arrested after shifting out of the queue to method the Queen’s coffin final night time. Metropolitan Police mentioned the incident occurred round 10pm, as the reside feed from inside the corridor reduce away for a quick interval.

Final preparations are beneath approach for the funeral, with politicians and royal dignitaries from round the world anticipated to reach all through the weekend. 

It comes as the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex put together to steer the Queen’s grandchildren in standing guard round her coffin in London at present – hours after their dad and mom together with King Charles III held an emotional vigil in the Palace of Westminster.

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