Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the 53 Commonwealth nations, held on the second Monday in March. The event celebrates the 2.1 billion people – almost a third of the world’s population – that belong to what were once former territories of the British Empire, including Canada.In addition to Commonwealth Day, the Queen frequently attends the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
TAP ON THE IMAGE FOR THE GALLERY The Queen delivers a speech to open the 2015 CHOGM in Malta. Photo © Getty
Earlier this year, the Queen attended a multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey, followed by an official address that was broadcast around the world. The theme of her speech was "A Young Commonwealth,” underlining the fact that people aged 29 or under account for the majority of the Commonwealth's population.
Here, Hello! looks back at the Queen’s most memorable stately visits to Commonwealth nations– including New Zealand, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Samoa, Jamaica, Canada and more – datingback to the 1930s.