Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry hosted a ceremony and reception to present Awards to the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders at Buckingham Palace on June 29th. The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme celebrates the achievements of inspiring young people from across the Commonwealth who are dedicated to driving change in their communities. The Queen was 26 years old when she became Head of the Commonwealth in 1952. This five year programme was launched in 2014 in honour of Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth – a global network of 52 countries and 2.2 billion people, of whom 60 % are under 30 years old. Also present were the Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, and Duke of Gloucester.

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The Queen, Prince Harry, and Duke of York greeted the guests in the White Drawing Room. Later, she presented medals to the Queen’s Young Leaders in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace. Afterwards, the Queen hosted a reception for the guests and Young Leaders in the gallery. Following the reception, Prince Harry attended the Awards Dinner at Australia House where the search for the final cohort of Queen’s Young Leaders was launched.

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The Queen wore a pale blue floral coat, pairing her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace with the Aquamarine Clip Brooches.

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