Monarchy of Kenya
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|Monarchy of Kenya|
|Coat of Arms of Kenya|
|Queen Elizabeth II of Kenya|
|First monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Last monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Official residence|| United Kingdom
|Monarchy began||12 December 1963|
|Monarchy ended||12 December 1964|
The Monarchy of Kenya (the Kenyan monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of Kenya from 1963 to 1964. Kenya shared the Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Kenya. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.
The monarchy was abolished in 1964, when Kenya became a republic within the Commonwealth.
The Monarchy of Kenya was created by the Kenya Independence Act 1963 which combined the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya into the independent sovereign constitutional monarchy of Kenya. Kenya adopted a new constitution in 1964 which abolished the monarchy.
List of Kenyan Monarchs
|House of Windsor|
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Monarch From||Monarch Until||Relationship with Predecessor(s)|
|Queen Elizabeth II||21 April 1926||12 December 1963||12 December 1964||None (position ceded)|
List of Kenyan Consorts
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Consort From||Consort Until||Relationship with Monarch|
The Duke of Edinburgh
|10 June 1921||12 December 1963||12 December 1964||Husband of Queen Elizabeth II|
List of Kenyan Heirs
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Heir From||Heir Until||Relationship with Monarch|
The Prince of Wales
|14 November 1948||12 December 1963||12 December 1964||Son of Queen Elizabeth II|
12 December 1963 – 1963/64
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
1963/64 – 12 December 1964
By the Grace of God, Queen of Kenya and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
- 1952 (6 February): as Queen of the United Kingdom
- 1972 (26 March): as Head of the Commonwealth
- 1983 (10–14 November): as Head of the Commonwealth
- 1991 (7 October): as Head of the Commonwealth