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All the Countries Queen Elizabeth Reigns Over

From Australia to Tuvalu.
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Most people know her as the Queen of England, but Elizabeth II is actually the monarch of 16 different countries. A vestige of Great Britain's former colonial empire, these states, known as the Commonwealth realms, recognize Elizabeth as their Queen, but are otherwise wholly independent sovereign states.

Read on for the full list of countries along with photos from royal tours to the regions.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA


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In late fall of 2016, Prince Harry visited the Caribbean in celebration of the 35th anniversary of independence in Antigua and Barbuda. Here, he takes a boat tour in the mangroves around the island of Barbuda, which was tragically decimated by Hurricane Irma.

AUSTRALIA


In 2014, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to Australia for a three-week visit to the region. Their young son Prince George accompanied his parents on the trip, marking his first official overseas tour at just nine months old.

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THE BAHAMAS


In this photo, the Queen smiles and waves from her balcony in Nassau during a royal visit to the Bahamas in October of 1977.

BARBADOS


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Following in the footsteps of his mother Princess Diana, Prince Harry used his trip to the Caribbean in 2016 to promote HIV awareness and the importance of getting tested. Here, he is meeting with Rihanna; the pair took HIV tests together live on the air in honor of World AIDS Day.

BELIZE


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Here, Prince Harry meets with locals in Belmopan, Belize during his tour of the country in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

CANADA


All eyes were on Canada in the fall of 2016 when Will and Kate toured the country with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in tow.

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GRENADA


Prince Harry poses for a photo with a group of school children during his trip to Grenada late last year.

JAMAICA


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The crowd greets Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2002.

NEW ZEALAND


Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech wearing a Maori cloak during her royal tour of New Zealand in 1977

PAPUA NEW GUINEA


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Prince Charles and Camilla receive a warm welcome in Papua New Guinea on a royal tour in 2012.

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS


The Queen arrives in St. Kitts in February of 1966.

SAINT LUCIA


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Prince Harry was quite busy on his tour of the Caribbean in 2016. Here he is on a boat in Soufriere, St. Lucia, posing for a photo in front of the country's mountainous Pitons.

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES


Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by her sister Princess Margaret upon arrival in Mustique, Saint Vincent in 1977.

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THE SOLOMON ISLANDS


Will and Kate represented the Queen in the Solomon Islands back during their Diamond Jubilee tour in the fall of 2012.

TUVALU


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The Queen arrives in Tuvalu by canoe during a visit in 1982.

THE UNITED KINGDOM


She may be the monarch of all 16 of these realms, but first and foremost, she's the Queen of the United Kingdom, which includes not only England, but also Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Here she is at the Braemar Highland Gathering, a sporting event in Braemar, Scotland, in 2012.

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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