On July 1, 2020, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the country of Canada on its 153rd birthday.
The Royal Family's social media pages marked the occasion with a message from the Queen. "A very happy #canadaday to all our Canadian followers! July 1st marks the national day of Canada," the post said, accompanied by Canadian flag emojis.
It also featured a throwback to when Her Majesty attended the holiday's festivities in Canada back in 2010. "On this day 10 years ago, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, celebrating the 'extraordinary warmth and enthusiasm of the people of Canada.'"
The message then noted the special place that the country holds in the Queen's heart: "Her Majesty has visited Canada more than any other country during her reign, calling it her 'second home'."
The Queen and Prince Philip are seen in the photos with then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper, government officials, and representatives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police near Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Queen Elizabeth II has visited Canada 22 times
This 2010 visit was the monarch's most recent of 22 visits to the country.
The Queen is still monarch of Canada
Canada Day marks the July 1, 1867, confederation of Canada under the British North America Act, 1867. It established Canada as a Dominion of the British empire.
Though Canada now has complete sovereignty and is no longer governed as a Dominion, the Queen still remains monarch of Canada.
Happy Canada Day!