March 12, 2012: London, UK: Dr. Goodall to Speak at the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey
On Monday, March 12, 2012, Dr. Goodall will give a special address during the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey in London. The event honors the annual celebration of the British Commonwealth. This year’s theme is “connecting cultures.”
Dr. Goodall will address an estimated 1,000 heads of state and 1,000 school children during her speech. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family will be present to hear Dr. Goodall’s message. Following her presentation, Dr. Goodall will join the royal family and other dignitaries at a private reception at Marlborough House to commemorate the day.
Dr. Goodall was named a Dame of the British Empire in 2004, the female equivalent of knighthood.
*Please note that this event is by invitation only and not open to the general public.