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Map of realms and territories
The realms, territories, and protectorates of Elizabeth II since 1952
  Current realms
  Former realms
  Current territories and dependencies[1]
  Former territories, dependencies and protectorates

The number of states headed by Queen Elizabeth II has varied during her 62 years on the throne, altogether seeing her as head of state of a total of 32 independent countries during this period. The 16 that presently have her as sovereign, known as Commonwealth realms, are shown in light green, while the remainder show in dark green the reign of Elizabeth II as their monarch, from their independence until their adoption of a republican form of government.

In her capacity as Queen of the United Kingdom (including the British overseas territories), she has also been monarch of three Crown Dependencies, Guernsey, Jersey, and Mann, since her accession in 1952. In her capacity as Queen of New Zealand, she has also been monarch of two associated states: the Cook Islands and Niue, since they acquired this status in 1965 and 1974, respectively.

The government of the unrecognised state of Rhodesia proclaimed its allegiance to Elizabeth II as queen of Rhodesia from 1965 to 1970. However, she did not accept either the role or the title and it was not accepted or recognized by any other state.

Fiji is a unique case. The country became a republic through a military coup in 1987, after which its Great Council of Chiefs continued to recognise Elizabeth II as queen, or Paramount Chief, until the council's de-establishment on 14 March 2012.[2] However, this was only a ceremonial title, with no role in government at all.[3]

  Current realms
  Former realms
  Ceremonial title (Fiji)
  Unrecognized realm (Rhodesia)
1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
Antigua and Barbuda Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg
Australia Flag of Australia.svg
The Bahamas Flag of the Bahamas.svg
Barbados Flag of Barbados.svg
Belize Flag of Belize.svg
Canada Flag of Canada.svg
Ceylon Flag of Ceylon (1951-1972).svg
Fiji Flag of Fiji.svg
The Gambia Flag of The Gambia.svg
Ghana Flag of Ghana.svg
Grenada Flag of Grenada.svg
Guyana Flag of Guyana.svg
Jamaica Flag of Jamaica.svg
Kenya Flag of Kenya.svg
Malawi Flag of Malawi.svg
Malta Flag of Malta.svg
Mauritius Flag of Mauritius.svg
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
Nigeria Flag of Nigeria.svg
Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.svg
Papua New Guinea Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
Rhodesia Flag of Rhodesia.svg
Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg
Saint Lucia Flag of Saint Lucia.svg
St Vincent and the Grenadines Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg
Sierra Leone Flag of Sierra Leone.svg
Solomon Islands Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
South Africa Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg
Tanganyika Flag of Tanganyika.svg
Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Tuvalu Flag of Tuvalu.svg
Uganda Flag of Uganda.svg
United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010

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