Actress Shilpa Shetty to meet the Queen
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who gained much renown in Britain after a racism row during her participation in the Celebrity Big Brother reality show, is all set to meet Queen Elizabeth.
The event is a service at the Westminster Abbey marking Commonwealth Day, and includes a speech by Shetty. She will be presented to the Queen, who will also address the gathering.
She is one of five representatives chosen to share their experiences of respect and understanding. The other four are - a former child soldier from Biafra, a nurse from Northern Ireland, a human rights activist from Fiji and a women's rights activist from Jamaica.
The multi-faith event is expected to be attended by over 2,000 people including the Commonwealth secretary-general, foreign dignitaries and about 1,000 young people from Britain.
The ceremony is an annual event to mark Commonwealth Day, which is always celebrated on the second Monday in March.