Monarchy of Ghana
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|Monarchy of Ghana|
|Royal Flag of Ghana|
|Queen Elizabeth II of Ghana|
|First monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Last monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Official residence|| United Kingdom
|Monarchy began||6 March 1957|
|Monarchy ended||1 July 1960|
The Monarchy of Ghana (the Ghanaian monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of Ghana from 1957 to 1960. Ghana shared the Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Ghana. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.
The Monarchy of Ghana was created by the Ghana Independence Act 1957 which transformed the British Crown Colony of the Gold Coast into the independent sovereign constitutional monarchy of Ghana. Following a referendum on the subject, Ghana adopted a new constitution in 1960 which abolished the monarchy.
List of Ghanaian Monarchs
|House of Windsor|
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Monarch From||Monarch Until||Relationship with Predecessor(s)|
|Queen Elizabeth II||21 April 1926||6 March 1957||1 July 1960||None (position ceded)|
List of Ghanaian Consorts
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Consort From||Consort Until||Relationship with Monarch|
The Duke of Edinburgh
|10 June 1921||6 March 1957||1 July 1960||Husband of Queen Elizabeth II|
List of Ghanaian Heirs
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Heir From||Heir Until||Relationship with Monarch|
The Prince of Wales
|14 November 1948||6 March 1957||1 July 1960||Son of Queen Elizabeth II|
6 March 1957 – 27 July 1957
By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith
27 July 1957 – 1 July 1960
By the Grace of God, Queen of Ghana and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth