The Queen at Marlborough House Commonwealth reception on 11 March 2013
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Recovering Queen signs Commonwealth charter

The Queen has signed a charter setting out the Commonwealth's values and commitment to equal rights.

She made her first official public appearance in more than a week at the Marlborough House reception in London.

Earlier, the Queen was forced to pull out of the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, for only the second time since becoming monarch.

Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 11 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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