Queen Elizabeth II threw a reception for first winners of her Young Leaders program at Buckingham Palace. The event was a feat to 60 young people from the Commonwealth countries for their outstanding works in their respective communities . The awards were part of a five year program established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust together with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Other members of the Royal Family, including the Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, the Duke of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent joined the Queen in the event.
Sir John Major, David Beckham, John Bishop, Fearne Cotton also graced the occasion to congratulate young people for their remarkable work to improve lives of their fellowmen.