Queen Elizabeth II signs Commonwealth charter after gastroenteritis bout
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Monday signed a charter calling for an end to discrimination across the 54 Commonwealth nations after earlier missing a function as she recovers from the symptoms of gastroenteritis.
She called the agreement "a significant milestone" for the organisation.
"We now have a single document that captures the core values of the Commonwealth and all its members," she said at a London reception to celebrate Commonwealth Day.
"I hope the carefully chosen words of the charter will reinvigorate efforts already begun to make the Commonwealth fit and agile for the years ahead."