TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Queen Elizabeth II visited many countries during his reign. According The telegraphThe Queen has made state trips to at least 117 countries during her 70 years of leadership.
Interestingly, Queen Elizabeth does not need passport while traveling in various countries.
The Queen travels for a variety of purposes, including political interests, where the Queen is the Head of State of the British Commonwealth. She not only served as Queen of England, but the Queen who has ruled 32 sovereign countries. Additionally, Queen Elizabeth makes visits for purposes such as the Opening Ceremony as well as official state visits.
For example, Queen Elizabeth II frequently visited countries such as Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, United States of America, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Ceylon (later Sri Lanka), Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada , Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius and New Zealand, Nigeria, Lucia, Saint Vincent and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sierra Leone, Islands Tanganyika, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu and Uganda. Queen Elizabeth II is also proclaimed Queen of Rhodesia, Zimbabwe’s predecessor.
Prior to her death, Queen Elizabeth was still active as a queen who ruled 15 countries including Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Kitts and Saint Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and England. The Queen is also declared Queen of Barbados until November 2021, when the Caribbean nation becomes a republic.
And it’s not just the countries mentioned above, there are many more that Queen Elizabeth II has visited during her 70 years as Queen of England. Including countries from Europe, Middle East to Southeast Asia.
Queen Elizabeth also came to Indonesia in 1974 under the guidance of President Soeharto. The Queen English came with Prince Philip and visited Bali, Jakarta and Yogyakarta. In 2015, Queen Elizabeth decided not to make another state visit.
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