Monarchy of Sierra Leone

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Monarchy of Sierra Leone
Coat of arms of Sierra Leone.svg
Coat of Arms of Sierra Leone
Queen Elizabeth II - 1953-Dress.JPG
Queen Elizabeth II of Sierra Leone
Style Her Majesty
First monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Last monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Formation 27 April 1961
Abolition 19 April 1971
Residence United Kingdom United Kingdom
Buckingham Palace
Sierra Leone (Commonwealth realm) Sierra Leone
Government House
Appointer Hereditary

The Monarchy of Sierra Leone (the Sierra Leonean monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of Sierra Leone from 1961 to 1971. Sierra Leone shared the Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Sierra Leone. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.

The monarchy was abolished in 1971, when Sierra Leone became a republic within the Commonwealth.


The Monarchy of Sierra Leone was created by the Sierra Leone Independence Act 1961 which transformed the British Crown Colony of Sierra Leone into the independent sovereign constitutional monarchy of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone adopted a new constitution in 1971 which abolished the monarchy.

List of monarchs[edit]

House of Windsor
Portrait Name Birth Death Monarch from Monarch until Consort Heir apparent
Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Queen Elizabeth II 21 April 1926 27 April 1961 19 April 1971 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Charles, Prince of Wales


Elizabeth II
27 April 1961 – 1961
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
1961 – 19 April 1971
By the Grace of God, Queen of Sierra Leone and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Sierra Leone in 1961.

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