Queen Elizabeth II by Bernard Safran
Queen Elizabeth II by Bernard Safran / Acrylic on Masonite, 1959 /
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution;
gift of Time magazine / © Estate of Bernard Safran

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Head of The Commonwealth (1952 – 2022)

A Commonwealth Chronology.

Telling the stories of The Commonwealth

This is the Chronology of The Commonwealth from 1949 – 2022.
The creation of the 21st Century Commonwealth,
showing the expansion from its establishment on 28 April 1949,
as a voluntary international organisation of the eight founding Nations,
Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom,
to the 56 Member Nations of The Commonwealth in 2022.

For 70 years, from 1952 – 2022,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
was Head of The Commonwealth.

A Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen
Presented on Commonwealth Day, Monday 14 March 2022
Horse Guards Parade, London.

Performed by
400 members of the Commonwealth Youth Choir
Band of the Scots Guards

Conducted by
Lieutenant Colonel S N Haw MBE
Lieutenant Colonel C Hallatt
Warrant Officer 2 Michael McGowan

Executive Producer
Sally Shebe