The Prime Minister wrote: “For all of the variations between us, we’re joined by an invisible thread of shared values, historical past and establishments and, in fact, the English language. We are going to meet on equal phrases as outdated buddies who know each other nicely.
“When you retort that this all sounds imprecise and eccentric, and no job was ever created and no parsnip buttered by invisible threads or shared values, I must level out that you’re mistaken. Demonstrably and provably mistaken.
“It’s an incredible proven fact that these invisible threads – notably a typical language and acquainted authorized and administrative programs – are of immense sensible worth for commerce. Immediately, the ‘Commonwealth benefit’ knocks 21 per cent off the price of commerce between members.
“The identical applies to funding, which is 27 per cent greater between Commonwealth nations than for different nation pairs.
“All of this creates a singular alternative for Britain whereby the Commonwealth – and solely the Commonwealth – combines huge and quickly rising markets with an actual and quantified buying and selling benefit.”
The Commonwealth is made up of 54 international locations with a mixed inhabitants of two.5 billion individuals, roughly a 3rd of the world’s inhabitants.
As a 25-year-old, the Queen pledged to dedicate her life in service to the nation and the Commonwealth, and it’s unclear if the bloc will stay unified with out her affect.