FLAGS OF THE 53 MEMBER COMMONWEALTH NATIONS
MISS COMMONWEALTH INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT
On behalf of The Miss Commonwealth Organisation, UK, it is with the greatest honour and pleasure that we wish to congratulate our 2016 winners on receiving the prestigious awards for Miss Commonwealth International Pageants of the year 2016/2017
Welcome to the official Commonwealth International Beauty Pageants organisation which was registered in the UK with Company House in the year 2000 (as Miss Commonwealth Pageant Limited) and was awarded a Trademark Certificate in 2003 to protect its intellectual property. The first pageant was in 2004 – see Hall of Fame 2004-5 – and it is still going strong!
Commonwealth International is the world’s unique culture and charity brand beauty pageant where beauty is ageless and age is no barrier to participation because the organization’s mission is delivered by real people of all ages as a life-long objective!
Commonwealth International uniquely runs ten pageants (see the PAGEANTS page drop down links) represented by their respective reigning queens & king pictured in the website banner. They promote charity and cultural cohesion around the world. New pageant queens and kings are chosen each year.
- 4 pageants are for Commonwealth citizens only – the Triple Crown & Mr.
- 2 pageants are for non-Commonwealth citizens only – King & Queen of Friends.
- 4 Cultural Sector pageants are for the best of both.
They are all tasked with running charitable projects in their own country for life.
The Triple Crown & Mr title holders are called upon throughout the year in the UK to appear at events in a fund-raising capacity – for examples: opening a new Burger King, appearing at one of the Olympic Torch Relay events and visiting the Olympic Village. Since 2013 a Mr section has been included. All proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
Commonwealth Countries by Cultural Sector
AFRICA: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
ASIA-PACIFIC: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Fiji Islands, India, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Nairu, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Tuvalu
CARIBBEAN: Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Granada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenadine, Trinidad & Tobago
EURO-ATLANTIC: Canada, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland)
See here for the official list of states in the Commonwealth of Nations.
First lets get to know the Commonwealth! You may click on any of the flags of the Commonwealth Member Countries above to find out more about the country or maybe even to buy a flag online to use in the traditional costume section of the pageant!
The following British Overseas Territories or Dependencies are part of the United Kingdom and therefore within the Commonwealth: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, Niue, Norfolk Island (Australian Territory), Saint Helena, Ascension & Tristan Da Cunha, Turks & Caicos Islands just as England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are.
See here for all Miss Commonwealth videos available on YouTube!
THE COMMONWEALTH BADGES: