Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Chair and Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on 28/09/2022
By Commonwealth Foundation

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, lived a life of steadfast and devoted service to the People of the Commonwealth.

Her Majesty was a fervent believer in the unifying power of her beloved Commonwealth:

Such a blend of traditions serves to make us stronger, individually and collectively, by providing the ingredients needed for social, political and economic resilience.’

Her Majesty’s image, her voice and her deeds have permeated and influenced all our lives profoundly and distinctly. She will be remembered in different ways: ensuring that a greater, and more complete depiction of her legacy to her country, the Commonwealth, and the world, will endure.

At the Commonwealth Foundation, we remind ourselves of the values and principles that Her Majesty cemented so firmly within the identity and mission of this organisation. We honour her life by reaffirming our steadfast commitment to a Commonwealth that is unswerving in its commitment to human rights, to equality, to justice and the rule of law; a Commonwealth that helps shape global policy on issues that matter most to its people; a Commonwealth that is united in solidarity, most especially with its smallest and most vulnerable Member States.

Our sincere condolences to The Royal Family and to the People of the Commonwealth on the passing of Her Majesty.

Ambassador Sudha Devi K. R. Vasudevan, Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation

Dr Anne T. Gallagher AO, Director-General