New Zealand: Heads of State: 1907-2016


All Heads of State in the following index are also Heads of State in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and other realms and territories.
By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
26 Sep 1907 - 6 May 1910 Edward VII [1]
6 May 1910 - 12 May 1927 George V
By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
12 May 1927 - 20 Jan 1936 George V (x)
20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936 Edward VIII
11 Dec 1936 - 22 Jun 1948 George VI
By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith
22 Jun 1948 - 6 Feb 1952 George VI (x)
By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith
6 Feb 1952 - 29 May 1953 Elizabeth II
By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith
29 May 1953 - 6 Feb 1974 Elizabeth II (x)
By the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith (from 1 Aug 1987) = I raro i te Maru o Te Atua, te Kuini o Aotearoa me ana ake Rohe me ana Whenua, te Upoko o Nga Herenga ki Ingarangi, te Kaiwaowao o te Whakapono
6 Feb 1974 - Elizabeth II = (from 1 Aug 1987) Irihapeti II (x)

[1] Continues from 22 Jan 1901, when acceded as By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India with no role of Head of State for New Zealand.
Last updated on: 24 May 2010 22:33:38