High Commissioners' Banquet 2014

The Royal Commonwealth Society hosted the annual High Commissioners' Banquet at St James's Palace. TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined more than 40 High Commissioners and 130 other VIPs from every region of the Commonwealth.

Attendees at the prestigious dinner included High Commissioners from the 53 Commonwealth nations, senior figures from the Commonwealth family, and key individuals from the worlds of politics, civil society, business and sport. 

Click here to see some photos from the evening (more to follow) 

Click here to read RCS President Lord Howell's speech

Click here to view and purchase photos from the evening - password: J246D

We are grateful for the generous support of Jaguar Landrover, who have sponsored this event since 2011. This year's banquet was sponsored by both Jaguar Landrover and Tata. 

In 1874, The Royal Commonwealth Society hosted its first annual ‘conversazione’. This event consisted of music and an exhibition of objects of colonial interest, loaned for the evening and was attended by many High Commissioners in London. It quickly became a highlight of the London social scene - by 1882, over 2,000 people attended. The event ceased in the 1960s, but with the encouragement of High Commissioners was revived in 2011, and has since been a very popular evening event for High Commissioners and senior Commonwealth individuals.

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