Geri Horner had a special plus one at the Commonwealth Service on Monday afternoon – her ten-year-old daughter Bluebell. The former Spice Girl was spotted arriving at Westminster Abbey, looking every inch the stylish mum in a bright fuchsia coat, with her daughter in tow. The pair sweetly posed for a photo, with Geri wrapping an arm around Bluebell, before they joined the 2,000-strong congregation inside the abbey.
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Geri Horner and daughter Bluebell attended the service
The service is traditionally attended by senior members of the royal family and is a celebration of the Queen's lifetime commitment to the Commonwealth. Her Majesty, 90, looked sunny in yellow as she arrived with her husband Prince Philip, her grandson Prince Harry, her son Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. The royals appeared to be in high spirits as they gathered for the service with other notable attendees including Prime Minister Theresa May, singer Annie Lennox and Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill, who was tasked with carrying the Commonwealth baton.
The mother-daughter duo looked sweet as they posed for a photo
Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. It is held each year on Commonwealth Day and celebrates the diversity among the Commonwealth's 52 countries and almost 2.5 billion people, of which 60 per cent are under 30 years old.
The theme for this year's service was 'A Peace-building Commonwealth', reaffirming the Commonwealth Charter principle that "international peace and security, sustainable economic growth and development and the rule of law are essential to the progress and prosperity of all."
The Queen traditionally attends the service each year
Highlights of the service included performances by Australian musician, Cody Simpson, George the Poet, a British spoken word performer and social commentator of Ugandan heritage, Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman and Maltese poet and writer, Dr Immanuel Misfud. The Prime Minister of Malta and Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth; The Hon. Dr Joseph Muscat MP, and Cameroonian peace advocate; Achaleke Christian Leke, a former victim of radicalisation and violence, gave reflections.
Prince Harry stepped out in support of his grandmother
The service concluded with a procession of Commonwealth Flags. The Queen and members of the royal family then met people involved in the dervice and walk by the Commonwealth flag bearers upon departure.