Queen to sign rights charter: Palace
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was on Monday to sign a charter calling for an end to discrimination across the 54 Commonwealth nations, Buckingham Palace said.
The monarch, who was recently hospitalised after contracting gastroenteritis, will authorise the document at a London event celebrating Commonwealth Day.
"We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds," the document reads.
All of the Commonwealth nations adopted the charter in December. The 16-point charter aims to protect democracy, the rule of law, international security and free speech.