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The Crown and the Commonwealth – 18 April

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From the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK):

Lunchtime Lecture Series:

‘The Crown and the Commonwealth: An Emblem of Dominion or a Symbol of Free and Voluntary Association?’

In the 60 years since her accession, HM The Queen has been untiring champion and advocate for the Commonwealth, and for the past 55 years its head. In this role she succeeded her father, King George VI. However, in the modern world and the modern Commonwealth, does the Royal Family still have a role to play?

This lecture, taking place in the run-up to Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, will explore her legacy, look to the next 60 years, and examine the ongoing relationship between republics, democracies and the monarchy.

Wednesday 18 April 2012, 1230 – 1345

CPA Room, Westminster Hall

Speakers: Michael Cole, former BBC Court Correspondent and Public Relations Consultant

Prof. Vernon Bogdanor CBE, Research Professor at the Institute of Contemporary History, King’s College, London

Bill Cash MP, Chair, APPGs on Kenya, Uganda and Malaysia

Chair: Vijay Krishnarayan, Director, Commonwealth Foundation

For more info please open this flyer.

 

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