Elliott Belgrave

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His Excellency
Sir Elliott Belgrave
GCMG KA CHB QC
Governor-General of Barbados
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 November 2011
Acting: 1 November 2011 – 1 June 2012
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart
Preceded by Clifford Husbands
Personal details
Born (1931-03-16) 16 March 1931 (age 83)
Boscobel, Barbados
Spouse(s) Loretta Belgrave
Alma mater University College London
Darwin College, Cambridge

Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave,[1] GCMG, KA, CHB, QC (born March 16, 1931[2]), is a Barbadian citizen and retired High Court Judge[3] who serves as Governor-General of Barbados since 1 June 2012 (previously he was Acting Governor-General from 1 November 2011 to 1 June 2012, following the retirement of Clifford Husbands).[4] On 22 May 2012, the Prime Minister of Barbados announced that Belgrave would be appointed as the 7th Barbadian Governor-General of Queen Elizabeth II. In preparation, Justice Sandra Mason was appointed as acting Governor-General on 30 May 2012[5] pending Belgrave's preparation for his own oath-taking ceremony on 1 June.[6]

Sir Elliott is a graduate of the universities of London (LLB) and Cambridge. He served as Director of Public Prosecutions in Barbados and as Judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Barbados.[7] He is a Queen's Counsel and was awarded the Companion of Honour of Barbados for his contribution to the legal system in Barbados.[8][9]

He is married to Loretta Belgrave,[10] and together they have a daughter named Susan Matheson.[11]

He was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George on 8 June 2012.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Clifford Husbands
Governor General of Barbados
2011–present
Incumbent