In pictures: The countries the Queen visited throughout her reign

During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II visited more countries than any other British monarch.

She paid official state visits to more than 120 nations throughout her monarchy, regularly traversing the globe.

All of her extensive travelling has been completed without a passport. British passports are issued in her name, and so she was the only member of the Royal family not required to carry one.

As well as close Commonwealth allies, the Queen also visited a number of unexpected destinations, including the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu and pre-republic Libya.

Travel was always an important element of the Queen’s reign, which actually began during a foreign visit – she was on safari in Kenya when she received the news that her father had died.

During the very first year of her reign she travelled 40,000 miles. Her first Commonwealth tour was an ambitious one, taking in 12 countries over a period of six months between November 1953 and May 1954.

Here is a collection of pictures from some of her visits.