Monarchy of Malta
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|Monarchy of Malta|
|Coat of Arms of Malta|
|Queen Elizabeth II of Malta|
|First monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Last monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Official residence|| United Kingdom
San Anton Palace
|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
|House of Windsor|
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Monarch From||Monarch Until||Relationship with Predecessor(s)|
|Queen Elizabeth II||21 April 1926||21 September 1964||13 December 1974||None (position ceded)|
List of Maltese Consorts
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Consort From||Consort Until||Relationship with Monarch|
The Duke of Edinburgh
|10 June 1921||21 September 1964||13 December 1974||Husband of Queen Elizabeth II|
List of Maltese Heirs
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Heir From||Heir Until||Relationship with Monarch|
The Prince of Wales
|14 November 1948||21 September 1964||13 December 1974||Son of Queen 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
- 1954 (3-7 May): as Queen of the United Kingdom
- 1967 (14-17 November): as Queen of Malta
- 1992 (8–10 May): as Head of the Commonwealth
- 2005 (23–26 November): as Head of the Commonwealth
- 2007 (20 November): as Head of the Commonwealth