Monarchy of Trinidad and Tobago
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|Monarchy of Trinidad and Tobago|
|Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago|
|Queen Elizabeth II of Trinidad and Tobago|
|First monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Last monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Official residence||Buckingham Palace|
|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.
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
|House of Windsor|
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Monarch From||Monarch Until||Relationship with Predecessor(s)|
|Queen Elizabeth II||21 April 1926||31 August 1962||1 August 1976||None (position ceded)|
List of Trinidadian and Tobagonian Consorts
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Consort From||Consort Until||Relationship with Monarch|
The Duke of Edinburgh
|10 June 1921||31 August 1962||1 August 1976||Husband of Queen 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
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Trinidad and Tobago in 1966, then as Head of the Commonwealth in 1985 and 2009.