By Hannah C
and Ella R
- 18/03/2017 - Featured
On Monday 13th March, a few lucky Newsnuggets reporters went to Westminster Abbey to attend the yearly Commonwealth Service. There were several royals present, as well as some other recognizable faces. Here is an account of our day with the Queen.
We left at lunchtime and travelled by bus and train to arrive in Westminster by the time the service started at 2.45. The event begun with a procession of flags - each of them representing one of the 52 countries of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is a group of countries that used to be ruled by our Queen but that now is just a group of countries that work together in partnership.
Soon after the procession, the Commonwealth Baton was carried in by none other than the star-athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, provoking great excitement among our peers. After Jessica, all the royals arrived. We saw Prince Harry, Crown Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, and the Queen, who was wearing a Spring yellow hat and coat.
The service featured a rapper called George the Poet, prayers from different religions, and several hymns. We were on television, including BBC, and are now world famous.... Overall, we really enjoyed the day and had a very memorable experience.