Monarchy of Trinidad and Tobago

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Monarchy of Trinidad and Tobago
Former Monarchy
Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago
Queen Elizabeth II - 1953-Dress.JPG
Queen Elizabeth II of Trinidad and Tobago
First monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Last monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Style Her Majesty
Official residence Buckingham Palace
Appointer Hereditary
Monarchy began 31 August 1962
Monarchy ended 1 August 1976

The Monarchy of Trinidad and Tobago was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of Trinidad and Tobago from 1962 to 1976. Trinidad and Tobago shared the Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Trinidad and Tobago. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.

The monarchy was abolished in 1976, when Trinidad and Tobago became a republic within the Commonwealth.

History[edit]

The monarchy of Trinidad and Tobago was created by the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962 which transformed the British Crown Colony of Trinidad and Tobago into the independent sovereign constitutional monarchy of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago adopted a new constitution in 1976 which abolished the monarchy.

List of Trinidadian and Tobagonian Monarchs[edit]

House of Windsor
Portrait Name Birth Death Monarch From Monarch Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Queen Elizabeth II 21 April 1926 31 August 1962 1 August 1976 None (position ceded)

List of Trinidadian and Tobagonian Consorts[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death Consort From Consort Until Relationship with Monarch
Prince Philip NASA cropped.jpg Prince Philip,
The Duke of Edinburgh
10 June 1921 31 August 1962 1 August 1976 Husband of Queen Elizabeth II

Titles[edit]

Titles
Elizabeth II
31 August 1962 – 2 November 1962
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
2 November 1962 – 1 August 1976
By the Grace of God, Queen of Trinidad and Tobago and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth

Visits[edit]

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Trinidad and Tobago in 1966, then as Head of the Commonwealth in 1985 and 2009.

See also[edit]

References[edit]