Elliott Belgrave

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His Excellency
Sir Elliott Belgrave
Governor-General of Barbados
Assumed office
1 June 2012
Acting: 1 November 2011 – 30 May 2012
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart
Preceded by Clifford Husbands (2011)
Sandra Mason (Acting, 2012)
Personal details
Born (1931-03-16) 16 March 1931 (age 86)
Boscobel, Barbados
Spouse(s) Loretta Belgrave
Children Susan
Alma mater University College London
Darwin College, Cambridge

Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave,[1] GCMG, KA, CHB, QC (born March 16, 1931[2]), is a Barbadian citizen and retired High Court Judge[3] who has served as Governor-General of Barbados since 1 June 2012 (previously he was Acting Governor-General from 1 November 2011 to 1 June 2012, following the retirement of Clifford Husbands).[4] On 22 May 2012, the Prime Minister of Barbados announced that Belgrave would be appointed as the 7th Barbadian Governor-General of Queen Elizabeth II. In preparation, Justice Sandra Mason was appointed as acting Governor-General on 30 May 2012[5] pending Belgrave's preparation for his own oath-taking ceremony on 1 June.[6]

Education and career[edit]

Sir Elliott is a graduate of University College London (LLB) and Cambridge. He served as Director of Public Prosecutions in Barbados and as Judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Barbados.[7] He is a Queen's Counsel and was awarded the Companion of Honour of Barbados for his contribution to the legal system in Barbados.[8][9] In December 2016 it was reported that the His Excellency was approaching personal retirement from the post.[10]

Private life[edit]

He is married to Loretta Belgrave,[11] and together they have a daughter named Susan Matheson.[12]

He is a Freemason, and a Past District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Barbados (Scottish Constitution).[13]


He was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George on 8 June 2012.[14] He is a Companion of Honour of Barbados.


External links[edit]

  • Photo, Barbados Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Barbados, Worldstatesmen
Political offices
Preceded by
Clifford Husbands
Governor General of Barbados

Succeeded by
Sandra Mason
Preceded by
Sandra Mason
Governor General of Barbados