Trinidad and Tobago (Commonwealth realm)
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|Trinidad and Tobago|
"Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve"
For the Love of Liberty
God Save the Queen
|Capital||Port of Spain|
|Historical era||Cold War|
|-||Independence||31 August 1962|
|-||Republic||1 August 1976|
|Currency||TT dollar (from 1964)|
The Commonwealth realm of Trinidad and Tobago, officially known as "Trinidad and Tobago", was a predecessor to the modern-day Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It existed between 31 August 1962 and 1 August 1976.
During the Commonwealth realm phase, the British monarch remained head of state of Trinidad and Tobago, and was represented in Trinidad and Tobago by a Governor-General. The following governors-generals held office in Trinidad and Tobago during the Commonwealth realm period:
Queen Elizabeth II visited Trinidad and Tobago in her capacity of Queen of Trinidad and Tobago in February 1966.
Following the abolition of the monarchy, the last Governor-General, Sir Ellis Clarke became the first President of Trinidad and Tobago.
- Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962, 10 & 11 Eliz. 2 c. 54
- SI 1976 No. 1914