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Commonwealth visits during The Queen's reign

A list of every visit undertaken to a Commonwealth country by The Queen since 1952

(These exclude the small number of visits to Commonwealth countries which were classified as State Visits)

6 February 1952 -Kenya (visiting Sagana Lodge, Kiganjo, where The Queen learned of her Accession)

24-25 November 1953 - Bermuda

25-27 November 1953 - Jamaica

17-19 December 1953 - Fiji

19-20 December 1953 - Tonga

23 December 1953 - 30 January 1954 New Zealand

3 February - 1 April 1954 - Australia (New South Wales (NSW), Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia)

5 April 1954 - Cocos Islands

10-21 April 1954 - Ceylon

27 April 1954 - Aden

28-30 April 1954 - Uganda

3-7 May 1954 - Malta

10 May 1954 - Gibraltar

28 January - 16 February 1956 - Nigeria

12-16 October 1957 - Canada (Ontario)

18 June - 1 August 1959 - Canada (opening of St. Lawrence Seaway, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British

Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia)

21 January - 1 February 1961- India

1-16 February 1961 - Pakistan

16-26 February 1961 - India

1-2 March 1961 - India

9-20 November 1961- Ghana

25 November - 1 December 1961 - Sierra Leone

3-5 December 1961 - Gambia

30 January - 1 February 1963 - Canada (refuelling in Edmonton and overnight stop in Vancouver)

2-3 February 1963 - Fiji

6-18 February 1963 - New Zealand

18 February - 27 March 1963 - Australia (ACT, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia)

5-13 October 1964 - Canada (Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ottawa)

1 February 1966 - Barbados

4-5 February 1966 - British Guiana

7-9 February 1966 - Trinidad

10 February 1966 - Tobago

11 February 1966 - Grenada

13 February 1966 - St. Vincent

14-15 February 1966 - Barbados

16 February 1966 - St. Lucia

18 February 1966 - Dominica

19 February 1966 - Montserrat

20 February 1966 - Antigua

22 February 1966 - St. Kitts

22 February 1966 - Nevis

23 February 1966 - British Virgin Islands (Tortola, Beef Island, Virgin Gorda)

25 February 1966 - Turks and Caicos Islands (Grand Turk, South Caicos)

27-28 February 1966 - The Bahamas (Nassau)

3-6 March 1966 - Jamaica

29 June - 5 July 1967 - Canada (Centennial celebrations and EXPO at Montreal)

14-17 November 1967 - Malta

2-3 March 1970 - Canada (Ottawa for refuelling and Vancouver for overnight stop)

4-5 March 1970 - Fiji

7 March 1970 - Tonga

12-30 March 1970 - New Zealand

30 March - 3 May 1970 - Australia (NSW, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland)

3-4 May 1970 - Canada (Vancouver and Gander for refuelling)

5-15 July 1970 - Canada (Northwest Territories and Manitoba)

3-12 May 1971 - Canada (British Columbia)

18-20 February 1972 - Singapore

22-26, 28 February 1972 - Malaysia

29 February 1972 - Brunei

2 March 1972 - Malaysia

5 March 1972 - Singapore

6, 8 March 1972 - Malaysia

19-20 March 1972 - Seychelles

24-26 March 1972 - Mauritius

26 March 1972 - Kenya (Nairobi)

25 June - 5 July 1973 - Canada (Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Regina, Calgary)

31 July - 4 August 1973 - Canada (Ottawa - Commonwealth Conference)

16-17 October 1973 - Fiji

17-22 October 1973 - Australia (ACT and Sydney for the opening of the Opera House)

27 January 1974 - Canada (Ottawa and Vancouver for refuelling)

28-29 January 1974 - Cook Islands (opening of Rarotonga International Airport)

30 January - 8 February 1974 - New Zealand (visit to Commonwealth Games)

11 February 1974 - Norfolk Island

15-16 February 1974 - New Hebrides

18-21 February 1974 - British Solomon Islands (San Cristobal Honiara, Gizo)

22-27 February 1974 - Papua New Guinea

27-28 February 1974 - Australia (ACT; The Queen returned to London on 28 Feburary for a General Election in the UK, cutting

short the tour, which The Duke of Edinburgh completed)

16-18 February 1975 - Bermuda

18-20 February 1975 - Barbados

20-21 February 1975 - Bahamas

26-30 April 1975 - Jamaica (Commonwealth Conference)

4-7 May 1975 - Hong Kong

13-25 July 1976 - Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Montreal for Olympic Games)

10-11 February 1977 - Western Samoa (Apia, Tiafau)

14 February 1977 - Tonga

16-17 February 1977 - Fiji

22 February - 7 March 1977 - New Zealand

7-23 March 1977 - Australia (ACT, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia)

23-26 March 1977 - Papua New Guinea

26-30 March 1977 - Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)

14-19 October 1977 - Canada (Ontario)

19-20 October 1977 - Bahamas

26 October 1977 - British Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda)

28 October 1977 - Antigua

31 October - 2 November 1977 - Barbados

26 July - 6 August 1978 - Canada (Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, Alberta for Commonwealth Games, Edmonton, accompanied by Prince Andrew and Prince Edward)

24-28 May 1980 - Australia (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne)

26 September - 12 October 1981 - Australia (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Melbourne, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia)

12-20 October 1981 - New Zealand

20-21 October 1981 - Australia (overnight stop in Perth)

15-18 April 1982 - Canada (Ottawa, Patriation)

5-13 October 1982 - Australia (NWT, Queensland for Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, ACT, NSW)

13-14 October 1982 - Papua New Guinea

18 October 1982 - Solomon Islands

21 October 1982 - Nauru

23 October 1982 - Kiribati

26-27 October 1982 - Tuvalu

30 October - 1 November 1982 – Fiji

13 February 1983 – Bermuda

13-16 February 1983 - Jamaica

16-17 February 1983 - Cayman Islands

8-11 March 1983 - Canada (British Columbia)

9-10 November 1983 - Cyprus (overnight stop)

25-26 March 1984 - Cyprus (overnight stop)

24 September - 7 October 1984 - Canada (New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba)

9-11 October 1985 - Belize

11-18 October 1985 - Bahamas (CHOGM)

23 October 1985 - St. Kitts-Nevis

24 October 1985 - Antigua

25 October 1985 - Dominica

26 October 1985 - St. Lucia

27 October 1985 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines

28-29 October 1985 - Barbados

31 October 1985 - Grenada

1-3 November 1985 - Trinidad and Tobago

22 February - 2 March 1986 - New Zealand

2-13 March 1986 - Australia (ACT, NSW, Victoria, South Australia)

21-23 October 1986 - Hong Kong

9-24 October 1987 - Canada (CHOGM, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Quebec)

19 April - 10 May 1988 - Australia (Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, NSW and ACT)

8-11 March 1989 - Barbados (350th anniversary of Barbados Parliament)

1-16 February 1990 - New Zealand (Commonwealth Games, Auckland, 150th anniversary of Treaty of Waitangi, Wellington,

Christchurch)27 June - 1 July 1990 - Canada (Alberta, Ontario, Quebec)

7 October 1991 - Kenya (overnight stop)

18-25 February 1992 - Australia (Sesqui-centenary of founding of city of Sydney, ACT and Southern Australia)

30 June - 2 July 1992 - Canada (celebration of 125th anniversary of Confederation)

18-24 October 1993 - Cyprus (CHOGM)

18 February 1994 - Anguilla

19 February 1994 - Dominica

19-22 February 1994 - Guyana

22-24 February 1994 - Belize

26-27 February 1994 - Cayman Islands

1-3 March 1994 - Jamaica

6-8 March 1994 - Bahamas

8-10 March 1994 - Bermuda

13-22 August 1994 - Canada (Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Northwest Territories)

30 October - 11 November 1995 - New Zealand (including CHOGM in Auckland)

23 June - 2 July 1997 - Canada (Newfoundland, Ontario, National Capital Region)

7-9 November 1999 - Ghana

9-15 November 1999 - South Africa (including CHOGM in Durban)

15 November 1999 - Mozambique

17 March - 1 April 2000 - Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory (Alice Springs), Western Australia

18-20 February 2002 - Jamaica (Kingston and Montego Bay)

22-27 February 2002 - New Zealand (Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland)

27 February - 3 March 2002 - Australia (South Australia and Queensland, including CHOGM in Maroochydore, Queensland)

4-15 October 2002 - Canada (Nunavut, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and the National Capital Region)

3-6 December 2003 - Abuja, Nigeria (attending CHOGM meeting)

17-25 May 2005 - Canada (Saskatchewan and Alberta)

23-26 November 2005 - Malta (CHOGM)

11-16 March 2006 - Australia

16-18 March 2006 - Singapore

20 November 2007 - Malta

21-24 November 2007 - Uganda (CHOGM)

24 November – 28 November 2009 - Bermuda, Trinidad and Tobago (CHOGM)

28 June - 6 July 2010 Canada

19-29 October 2011 - Australia (CHOGM)

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