Wiltshire will take part in a coordinated global ceremony next week, as flags are raised across the world to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

The Queen will ‘break’ the Commonwealth Flag outside Westminster Abbey on Monday, with over 500 flags then raised across the UK.

Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire General Sir Roderick Cordy-Simpson will represent the county at a ceremony at County Hall in Trowbridge at 9.45am, where he will be joined by Wiltshire Council chairman Caroline Crisp in raising the flag.

Members of the public are encouraged to come along and witness the ceremony.