On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales hosted a reception at St. James’s Palace in London, England.
This afternoon’s gathering brought together “…representatives from the network of organizations and charities that comprise the Commonwealth Organizations ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)…” according to the British royal court.
On the morning of October 27, 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain arrived at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid to officially open the conference, Madrid+10: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism.
According to a press release the two-day conference mobilizes:
“…policy makers, opinion formers, civil society and grassroots organizations around the concept of preventing and countering radicalization and violent extremism, increasing public engagement and promoting grassroots initiatives.”