3 What 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).
4 Its 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.
5 The Head of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth IIThe first head of the Commonwealth was her father George IV.The title was devised in 1949.
6 The headquartersThe headquarters is Malboughrough House and it is in Westminster, London.