The Queen is the most well-travelled lady in the world. Her Majesty has made nearly 400 official overseas visits and has toured almost every country in the world. When it comes to travel, Queen Elizabeth is the most prolific monarch of all time. Every voyage brings great feasts, unique sights and luxurious gifts for our Queen, but much patience, attention and hard work is asked of her in return. This gallery Queen Around The World sets out to give you a glimpse of just some of the places that The Queen has visited.
Queen of Fiji
When Elizabeth came into power the island nation of Fiji was a British colony and so the 1954 and 1963 Royal Tours kicked off there. British Pathe went on both of these tours with The Queen to document her state visits.
The first thing we might do in Fiji is head to the nearest beach bar, however Her Majesty has duties to carry out. Here we see The Queen with Fiji's then governor the late Sir Kenneth Maddocks. They are inspecting a 'Guard of Honour', a ceremonial military presentation to formally greet a visiting dignitary. Needless to say, The Queen has inspected a lot of these.
In 1970 Fiji became an independent nation but chose to remain part of the Commonwealth.
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