At 91, Queen Elizabeth has travelled the world in her role as head of the monarchy and is one of the most travelled members of the Royal family.
Throughout her 66 years of reign, the Queen has visited more than 130 countries since she took the throne in 1952.
Her Majesty has certainly travelled more than the average 91-year-old women, although there are a number of countries she is still yet to visit.
The purpose of the majority of her trips is to maintain and develop relationships between the UK and other countries and as such, there is considerable responsibility on the Queen’s foreign presence.
As such an experienced traveller, there are a couple of items that her Majesty never leaves the country without.
Whilst abroad, the Queen has little time to sit back and enjoy the view with her presence require at a number of important engagements.
As such she must ensure she always looks the part and can be identified a mile away.
Her Majesty is notorious for her colourful outfits and generally dominates public occasions with her bright clothes.
For this reason, her suitcases are filled with a variety of statement outfits that keep with her style
According to the Readers Digest, the Queen opts for such clothes in order to stick out from the crowd.
The Queen has visited more than 130 countries since she took the throne in 1952
She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen
“She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen” explained the Countess of Wessex and her daughter-in-law, Sophie.
“Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen’s hat as she went past”, Sophie went on to add.
However, there are occasions that bright and colourful clothes are deemed unsuitable.
For this reason, the Queen is also never without an all-black wardrobe and it’s not for the reason you might think.
The Queen may be required to attend a funeral on her travels but in the unfortunate event that a family member passes whilst she is away, she must also have a black outfit to hand as a sign of respect.
The Queen and Charles have an entourage of 34 people
A few of the Queen’s essential packing items are a little more practical than a black wardrobe.
In true British fashion, the Queen is said to travel with her own monogramed kettle and a selection of her favourite personalised Earl Grey tea.
Alongside her outfits and kettle, Her Majesty travels with a rather large entourage.
There are 34 people that company her on all of her journeys to ensure she has everything she needs.
According to the Telegraph, this contains: “Master of the Household department, to oversee catering and logistics, her private secretary and his deputy, a secretary for each of those secretaries, two secretaries for the Duke, two dressers, a hairdresser, a valet, two ladies-in-waiting, an equerry for military liaison, press officers, eight police bodyguards and the Foreign Secretary and his or her staff.”