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Королевская семья Великобритании на формальном открытии CHOGM в Букингемском дворце

Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales arrive for the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are pictured riding in a car along The Mall in London after the formal opening in Buckingham Palace of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

The Queen glances towards the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Joseph Muscat, as she prepares to give her speech at the opening of the summit

In a highly unusual move, the Queen, who turns 92 on Saturday, made clear her thoughts on succession and her hopes that Prince Charles would take over from her as head of the Commonwealth

The Queen has told foreign dignatries of her 'sincere wish' that they pick Prince Charles to take over as leader of the Commonwealth during a large summit at Buckingham Palace 

Addressing the assembled dignitaries inside the palace's ballroom, the Queen said she hoped her son would be able to 'carry on the important work started by my father in 1949'

Her majesty and heir to the throne have welcomed heads of states to the palace for the formal opening of the two-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

The Queen speaks to the assembled guests

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The Prince of Wales (pictured) speaks during the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

A decision on whether Charles should succeed his mother as head of the Commonwealth when he becomes king is expected from the nations' leaders on Friday, with reports suggesting the prince will get their backing

In the palace's ballroom, presidents and prime ministers from across the globe have gathered for the launch of the two-day summit, normally held every two years, to discuss the Commonwealth's most pressing issues

The Queen and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (centre, back)



The Queen and Theresa May took pride of place at the front of the summit, with heads of states and dignitaries from 53 Commonwealth nations sat behind them

The Queen and Theresa May share a moment as they both prepare to give speeches at the opening ceremony of this week's Commonwealth summit

Her Majesty is joined by Prime Minister Theresa May, Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat and Baroness Patricia Scotland

Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta (left), Prime Minister Theresa May, the Queen and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland (right)

The Duke of York and the Princess Royal join other members of the royal family to attend the formal opening of the summit

Heads of state and foreign dignitaries gather inside Buckingham Palace's grand ballroom today for the opening ceremony of a two-day summit

Prince Harry, Sophie Wessex and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson were among the royals and dignatries who gathered at Buckingham Palace for the summit today

Her majesty and the heir to the throne (pictured together) are followed out of the ballroom by the Duchess of Wales, Prince Harry and Prince William

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В почётном карауле более ста офицеров и солдат.
Shortly after the opening ceremony, members of the Coldstream Guards, accompanied by 55 flag bearers, marched through the palace's forecourt

A Guard of Honour carrying the 53 Commonwealth flags arrives at Buckingham Palace, through the grand gates and into the forecourt

More than 100 officers and soldiers from the Coldstream Guards are in the honour guard, wearing their famous scarlet tunics and bearskins, alongside the Band and Corps of Drums of the Coldstream Guards

A Guard of Honour, comprised of 104 Officers and soldiers of the Coldstream Guards, accompanied by 55 Flag Bearers of Number 7 Company, Coldstream Guards and the Band and Corps of Drums of the Coldstream Guards at Buckingham Palace

Members of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery ride out in front of Buckingham Palace en route to Green Park for the 53 Gun Salute

The Band of the Royal Artillery parade past Buckingham Palace to mark the official opening of two-day summit this morning
Во время церемонии был дан салют.
Members of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery take part in a 53 gun salute in Green Park to ceremonially mark the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

A 53 gun salute is carried out in Green Park during the opening ceremony, with each shot of the cannon signifying a Commonwealth country

Hundreds of tourists watched on as members of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery saluted the opening of today's summit
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