She is the most travelled monarch in history, visiting 116 countries during 266 official visits – and all without a passport.
But last week, the Queen said covering millions of miles had made it difficult to remember everywhere she had been. “Having travelled so much, they tend to get a bit muddled,” she said, laughing, while visiting British Airways’ headquarters near Heathrow to mark the company’s centenary year.
During her trip, the Queen, 93, was shown souvenirs from some of her many flights with the airline or its predecessors, including the handwritten BOAC ticket from her first overseas flight after her coronation, to Montego Bay, Jamaica, on 19 November 1953.
“Oh yes, I remember,” she said.
“Very nice. Lots of different travels to different places.”
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June 03, 2019