Monarchy of Malta

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Monarchy of Malta
Former Monarchy
Coat of arms of Malta 1964-1975.svg
Coat of Arms of Malta
Queen Elizabeth II - 1953-Dress.JPG
Queen Elizabeth II of Malta
First monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Last monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Style Her Majesty
Official residence United Kingdom United Kingdom
Buckingham Palace
State of Malta Malta
San Anton Palace
Appointer Hereditary
Monarchy began 21 September 1964
Monarchy ended 13 December 1974

The Monarchy of Malta (the Maltese monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of Malta from 1948 to 1974. Malta shared the Sovereign with a number of other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Malta. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.

The monarchy was abolished in 13 December 1974, when Malta became a republic within the Commonwealth.


The Monarchy of Malta was created by Malta Independence Act 1964 which transformed the British Crown Colony of Malta into the independent sovereign constitutional monarchy of Malta. Malta adopted a new constitution in 1974 which abolished the monarchy.

List of Maltese 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 21 September 1964 13 December 1974 None (position ceded)

List of Maltese 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 21 September 1964 13 December 1974 Husband of Queen Elizabeth II

List of Maltese Heirs[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death Heir From Heir Until Relationship with Monarch
Prince Charles 2012.jpg Prince Charles,
The Prince of Wales
14 November 1948 21 September 1964 13 December 1974 Son of Queen Elizabeth II


Elizabeth II
21 September 1964 – 18 January 1965
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 January 1965 – 13 December 1974
By the Grace of God, Queen of Malta and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth


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