Queen Elizabeth’s 27 visits of Canada

ICONINSIDER — Queen Elizabeth has visited Canada more than any other country during her reign.
The 91-year-old monarch became queen in Kenya in February 1952 when she discovered her father King George VI had passed away in his sleep, and since then she has been to Canada more than any other nation, heading to the North American country a massive 27 times.
However, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Elizabeth has visited the nation so many times seeing as she is the Sovereign of the constitutional monarchy of Canada, and all ministers and the armed forces swear allegiance to her in the country.
The queen has also headed to Australia on 18 different occasions, making it her second-most visited behind Canada, according to the Daily Express.
Elizabeth met with the Australian Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove just last month at her Scottish residence of Balmoral, and the pair bemoaned the “gloomy” weather.
He said upon meeting her: “The rain has been unceasing.”
She replied: “Yes, we were just saying that it really is rather gloomy today I’m afraid.”
Elizabeth met with Julie Payette, the governor general of Canada, in September, too.
While the queen has been accompanied by Prince Philip on many foreign engagements, he is unlikely to do so in the future after retiring from royal duties earlier this year.
A statement released at the time read: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision.
“Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying The Queen. Thereafter, The Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements.
“Although he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time.”

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