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Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018: Day Two

The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting continued today as members of The Royal Family took part in events and discussions on the important issues that affect the Commonwealth in the present day.

The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke of Cambridge were the main players on day two of CHOGM 2018.

This morning, The Duke of Cambridge met young entrepreneurs at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London. The forum brings together representatives from the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs as well as philanthropists who can support and invest in their work.

The Duke of Cambridge: ‘As I have travelled across the Commonwealth and here in the UK, I have always been impressed by the ingenuity, drive and commitment of those I meet behind small and medium-sized companies.’

Prince Charles attended a number of engagements with the youth and people’s forums. The Commonwealth People’s Forum is the single largest opportunity for civil society to engage with leaders and influence policy and is organised in partnership with the Commonwealth Foundation.

The Youth Forum provides young people from across the Commonwealth with an opportunity to build cross-cultural connections and networks and ensure young people have a voice in the future of the Commonwealth.

The Prince of Wales also popped in on a session with the theme of plastics and sustainability, a cause close to the heart of Prince Charles. The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project was founded in 2004 and aims to inspire action by finance leaders to drive a fundamental shift towards resilient business models and a sustainable economy.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall also took part in a Commonwealth Big Lunch Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre. The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of The Big Lunch initiative and attended another Commonwealth Big Lunch back on Commonwealth Day in March.

Away from The Royal Family, at Mansion House in London, there was a Commonwealth CEO’s Forum and a Philanthropy Roundtable event. A panel debate took place on the topic of ‘The Digital Age – Friend or Foe?’ and a Women’s Forum Educate to Empower plenary.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting concludes on Friday 20th April and will be followed on Saturday 21st April with a spectacular concert at Royal Albert Hall in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 92nd birthday.

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