The Queen has today launched a new centre in London which will bring together Commonwealth organisations, including the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), in the same location.
Joining the CGF at the "Commonwealth Hub" at Marlborough House and Quadrant House will be the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.
The CGF is due to move from its current premises in London’s Old Street over the summer.
It is expected that other Commonwealth organisations will join the hub in due course with Quadrant House being renamed Commonwealth House.
The Queen officially launched the hub during a visit to Marlborough House ahead of her official 90th birthday celebrations, which are due to take place this weekend and will be attended by representatives from 53 Commonwealth countries.
As part of the celebrations, CGF President Louise Martin introduced The Queen to Commonwealth athletes, including England netball players Sasha Corbin and Helen Housby, and Scottish hockey player Ali Glasse-Davies.
It is anticipated the hub will help to deliver Commonwealth of Nations secretary general Patricia Scotland’s vision to work more closely with all Commonwealth organisations.
She intends to do this to honour the values of the Commonwealth Charter and the commitments on health, education, climate change, good governance, equality and the rule of law in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and COP 21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
The hub, it is claimed, also delivers one of the CGF’s Transformation 2022 goals to co-locate and align with Commonwealth organisations to maximise collaboration opportunities.
"I’m delighted to welcome Her Majesty to launch this coming together of the Commonwealth family in a new Commonwealth Hub," said Scotland.
"We’re all working to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris climate agreement and the Commonwealth Charter so it’s right that we look to cement this relationship with the creation of Commonwealth House.
"I would like to thank the three organisations who have joined us at the start of this journey and I look forward to us being joined by others as we have a better conversation with the public about our priorities as a Commonwealth."
It is hoped the hub will bring the Commonwealth Games to the heart of the Commonwealth headquarters and encourage more young people to become engaged in Commonwealth issues.
The hub will also provide a focal point for reaching to Mayors and elected councillors and their local communities right across the Commonwealth.
Other plans for the hub include an education centre in Commonwealth House.
"Partnerships sit at the heart of Transformation 2022, our new vision to move from a four-yearly event cycle to a year-round movement connecting athletes and citizens across the Commonwealth through sport," said Martin.
"We rely on and enjoy incredibly positive partnerships with colleagues across the Commonwealth family to promote the Commonwealth, deliver projects or showcase initiatives on the level playing field of sport.
"I’ve no doubt our combined move to Commonwealth House will realise an inspiring and impactful new era of Commonwealth-wide collaborations and celebrations built on shared values."
In November of last year, CGF chief executive David Grevemberg was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by The Queen for his services to Glasgow 2014.
The American-born former wrestler joined the organisation in 2014 after working as executive director of sport and International Federation relations at the International Paralympic Committee.
Grevemberg was given a CBE after leading the Organising Committee for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, widely considered the greatest-ever edition of the event.