3What is it?The Commonwealth of Nations, usually known as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 54 independent states, most of which are ex British colonies (except for the United Kingdom itself, Mozambique and Rwanda).
4Its objectivesThe Commonwealth is an international organisation of countries which have diverse social, political, and economic backgrounds. They cooperate to promote democracy, human rights, individual liberty and world peace.
5The Head of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth IIThe first head of the Commonwealth was her father George IV.The title was devised in 1949.
6The headquartersThe headquarters is Malboughrough House and it is in Westminster, London.