Monarchy of the Gambia

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Monarchy of the Gambia
Former Monarchy
Coat of arms of The Gambia.svg
Coat of Arms of Gambia
Queen Elizabeth II - 1953-Dress.JPG
Queen Elizabeth II of the Gambia
First monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Last monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Style Her Majesty
Official residence United Kingdom United Kingdom
Buckingham Palace
The Gambia (Commonwealth realm) The Gambia
Government House
Appointer Hereditary
Monarchy began 18 February 1965
Monarchy ended 24 April 1970

The Monarchy of the Gambia (the Gambian monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of The Gambia from 1965 to 1970. The Gambia shared the Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms. The Monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of the Gambia. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.

The monarchy was abolished on 24 April 1970, when the Gambia became a republic within the Commonwealth.

History[edit]

The Monarch of the Gambia was created by the Gambia Independence Act 1964 which unified the British Crown Colony and Protectorate of the Gambia into the independent sovereign constitutional monarchy of the Gambia. After two referenda on the issue; the first unsuccessful and the second successful, the Gambia adopted a new constitution in 1970 which abolished the monarchy.

List of Gambian 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 18 February 1965 24 April 1970 None (position ceded)

List of Gambian 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 18 February 1965 24 April 1970 Husband of Queen Elizabeth II

List of Gambian Heirs[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death Consort From Consort Until Relationship with Monarch
Prince Charles 2012.jpg Prince Charles,
The Prince of Wales
14 November 1948 18 February 1965 24 April 1970 Son of Queen Elizabeth II

Titles[edit]

Titles
Elizabeth II
18 February 1965 – 18 June 1970
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
18 June 1965 - 24 April 1970
By the Grace of God, Queen of the Gambia and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth

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