Anthony Joshua was welcomed to speak at Westminster Abbey at a Commonwealth Day church service attended by the Queen and other dignitaries.
Joshua, who has Nigerian roots and spent part of his childhood in the country, explains the benefits of being part of the Commonwealth in a moving speech.
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Joshua said: “My name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua and, like many of you here, I’m a child of the Commonwealth.
“I was born in Watford, and my heritage is Nigerian. I come from the Yoruba people, who are the largest, and some might say the loudest ethnic group in all of Africa. I’m proudly Nigerian and proudly British.