Sunday 17 September
Britain’s hopes of deepening links with America following Brexit have received a boost after a major Commonwealth body announced it was opening a US branch.
The Royal Commonwealth Society, which was founded in 1868 and counts the Queen as its patron, is establishing a presence in the American state of Mississippi.
…Explaining the decision to create a US branch, a spokesman for the Royal Commonwealth Society played up the countries’ shared values.
“The fraternal links between the UK and the USA are strong and well-established, beyond our language, common legal systems and common interests,” the spokesman said.2
“In a similar vein the US has natural connections based on language, culture, commerce and security, with a breadth of Commonwealth countries.
“The establishment of a Branch of the RCS in the US will serve to strengthen these links to mutual advantage.”
Taken from the Telegraph, published on Sunday 17 SSeptember2017. Image rights: REX/SHUTTERSTOCK