With Britain about to coronate their new King, people around the world will be wondering what’s next for the British Monarch. It is likely that he will soon go on tour, following in the footsteps of his late mother. Will it just be Britons that celebrate the coronation? Are there other countries around the world interested? And just what do Americans think? Looking at Queen Elizabeth II’s Commonwealth tour data analyzed by travel experts Audley, we can get a pretty good idea on what countries will be tuning in.
Read on as we look at the data, and why these countries were visited, to get more of an understanding of just why King Charles III would likely visit these countries.
Firstly, you should have an idea on what the Commonwealth is. Simply put, the Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent countries, which were formerly under British rule during the days of the British Empire. After these countries achieved independence, they still wished to remain within the Commonwealth in order to keep close ties.
That’s why the former Monarch visited Commonwealth countries during her reign. In fact, when looking at the data, you can see that Queen Elizabeth II traveled to Australia 16 times between 1954 and 2011. During her many visits, she often visited the key sights, and met with key people, including many different leaders.
She visited places such as the Great Barrier Reef, Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens, Mount Wellington in Tasmania, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. It is likely that when King Charles visits this country, he too will visit these places.
These places aren’t just for members of the royal family, you too can actually visit. You have a lot of choices when it comes to where you will visit. You can travel to the south coast, or the western coast, both of which are popular with tourists and locals alike. The country is truly massive, so you may have to visit multiple times, much like her Majesty, in order to see everything that you would want to see.
Closer to the States, it is likely that the new Monarch will visit Canada soon. Canada has a close association with the royal family, with the Queen actually visiting 22 different times across multiple provinces. The Queen saw it all here, and it is likely the King will want to do the same. Due to his late mothers love of the country, it can be a fair assumption that he will visit this country sooner rather than later.
It’s not just royals that visit the North American country, many Britons and members of the Commonwealth make the pilgrimage to Canada to take in all the sights. Why not beat the King to this country, and visit yourself?
When here, you will be able to go to the royal favorite spots and find unique spots just for you! If you find yourself here, ensure you visit places such as Halifax, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal. You can sign up to guided walking tours, which can explain the royal history here. You will be free to embrace the outdoors in the Rockies and engage in activities such as hiking to white-water rafting.
Going back towards Australia, but not quite reaching the coast, it may just be that the King will stop by New Zealand while visiting Australia. In the past, the Queen met Māori leaders, and it is likely the King will do this in the near future.
Lastly, it is likely the newly crowned King Charles III will want to visit the United States of America at some point soon. His late mother visited the US several times, and undertook three official state visits of the country. In fact, the Queen met with 13 of the last 14 US presidents! Poor Lyndon Johnson didn’t quite get the chance!
The King will want to keep the bonds between the UK and the US strong, and will likely have a trip lined up for Washington and the rest of the country soon.