Monarchy of Malawi

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Monarchy of Malawi
Coat of arms of Malawi.svg
Coat of Arms of Malawi
Queen Elizabeth II - 1953-Dress.JPG
Queen Elizabeth II of Malawi
Style Her Majesty
First monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Last monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Formation 6 July 1964
Abolition 6 July 1966
Residence United Kingdom United Kingdom
Buckingham Palace
Malawi (Commonwealth realm) Malawi
Government House
Appointer Hereditary

The Monarchy of Malawi (the Malawian monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of Malawi from 1964 to 1966. Malawi shared the Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Malawi. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.

The monarchy was abolished on 6 July 1966, when Malawi became a republic within the Commonwealth.


The Monarch of Malawi was created by the Malawi Independence Act 1964 which transformed the Protectorate of Nyasaland into the independent sovereign constitutional monarchy of Malawi. Malawi adopted a new constitution in 1966 which abolished the monarchy.

List of monarchs[edit]

House of Windsor
Portrait Name Birth Death Monarch from Monarch until Consort Heir apparent
Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Queen Elizabeth II 21 April 1926 6 July 1964 6 July 1966 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Charles, Prince of Wales


Elizabeth II
6 July 1964 – 1964
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
1964 – 6 July 1966
By the Grace of God, Queen of Malawi and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth


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