Queen's Commonwealth speech not about gay rights

The new Commonwealth charter does not mention gay rights nor does the Queen in her speech. Homosexual acts are still illegal in 41 Commonwealth nations.

The Queen delivers her Commonwealth Day message at Buckingham Palace
The Queen delivers her Commonwealth Day message at Buckingham Palace Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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Queen cancels engagements

The Queen has cancelled two engagements as she continues to recover from her recent bout of gastroenteritis.