Britain's Queen Elizabeth concluded her 11-day tour of Australia in Perth at the weekend, with 150,000 people turning out to pay tribute to her.

The monarch has spent 11 days in the country - one of the countries in the Commonwealth of Nations, who have her as their head of state - and she left at the weekend after attending the Great Aussie Barbecue in Perth, Western Australia.

Once again, we will return to the United Kingdom with fond memories of our time here and the warm Australian welcome we have received on our 16th visit to this beautiful country.

The queen appeared visibly moved as she and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh waved goodbye, and they thanked the country for its hospitality during their visit.

She said: "We have enjoyed this visit immensely and thank all those who have come out to welcome us. We have been overwhelmed by your kindness and support.

"Once again, we will return to the United Kingdom with fond memories of our time here and the warm Australian welcome we have received on our 16th visit to this beautiful country."

The last day of the tour saw the royals attend the Great Aussie Barbecue, an attempt to break the record for the largest ever barbecue, with 130,000 sausages, 8,000 loaves of bread and 150,000 drinks laid on for the occasion.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh - famed for his royal barbecuing skills - took part in flipping some steaks and chops at the event.

Elsewhere during their visit, the queen took in an Aboriginal college and ate a classic Aboriginal dish of stewed kangaroo, laid a wreath at a war memorial for Australia's war dead, and opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth.

Their tour has taken the royals from Canberra to Melbourne and then over to Perth.

The queen's visit ended on Saturday (29.10.11) with a send-off by the Governor-general Quentin Bryce and her husband Michael, at Perth International Airport.