• Short Summary

    Commonwealth Day was observed in London on Friday (13 June).

    A special memorial service was held?

  • Description

    Commonwealth Day was observed in London on Friday (13 June).

    A special memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey in the morning attended by Queen Elizabeth and H.R.H. Prince Philip. In the afternoon the Royal couple attended a special garden reception at Marlborough House home of the Commonwealth Secretariat held by the Joint Commonwealth Societies Council. Also present was Mr. Arnold Smith. First Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

    In her Commonwealth Day Message, the Queen referred to the role of Women in the Commonwealth in International Women's Year. She said the Commonwealth had established many world lands for the establishment of women's status in public life.

    SYNOPSIS: Commonwealth Day was celebrated in London on Friday at a garden reception.

    Amongst many arriving at the Joint Commonwealth Societies' Council reception were representatives from Mauritius. Before the afternoon's event a special morning commemorative service was held at Westminster Abbey. The hundreds of guests from throughout the Commonwealth assembled on the lawns of Marlborough House to await the arrival of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.

    The Queen entered with the first Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Mr. Arnold Smith. In her Commonwealth Day Message, the Queen spoke of the role of Women in the Commonwealth in International Women's Year.

    She said the Commonwealth had given a lead in the world in establishing women's status in public life. It was in Commonwealth countries that women first received the vote, and a woman first attained the office of Prime Minister.

    Women of the Commonwealth had also made significant contributions to medicine, social welfare and education.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA790SBFY65YS7QKB5A60NEH0BY
    Media URN:
    VLVA790SBFY65YS7QKB5A60NEH0BY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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