The Duchess of Cornwall in conversation with David Walliams

As Vice-Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society, The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken to author David Walliams, to discuss The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020.

We just want lots and lots and lots of these aspiring young writers to enter because, as you said before, some of their stories really are verging on brilliant.

The Duchess of Cornwall launched this year’s competition in New Zealand last November. Each year, entrees are provided with a theme to focus their efforts. The chosen theme is always rooted in Commonwealth values, allowing young people to explore their connection to the Commonwealth whilst cultivating an open-minded view of the world.

This year’s theme, “Climate Action and the Commonwealth” draws upon the increasing youth movement across the Commonwealth and the ongoing Climate Crisis.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition has been managed by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883 and is the world’s oldest international schools’ writing competition. The programme provides aspiring young writers with a unique opportunity to share their story and have their say on global issues.

To find out more and submit your entries before 30th June 2020, please click here.

A transcript of the conversation is available here.