British Monarch's Titles: 1867-2016

British Monarchs as Sovereigns of Other Realms and Territories

Following the enactment of the British North America Act, 1867, uniting the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, into a dominion, the British monarchs acquired the status of sovereign and subsequently, Head of State, in a number of new realms, which gradually evolved into independent states (realms) starting from the passing of the Statute of Westminster (12 Dec 1931). The terms of offices held with respect to dominions and realms are reflected chronologically in the following record:

VICTORIA

20 Jun 1837 - 22 Jan 1901 United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Jersey
1 Jul 1867 - 22 Jan 1901 Canada
1 Jan 1901 - 22 Jan 1901 Australia

EDWARD VII

22 Jan 1901 - 6 May 1910 United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Jersey
22 Jan 1901 - 6 May 1910 Canada
22 Jan 1901 - 6 May 1910 Australia
26 Sep 1907 - 6 May 1910 New Zealand

GEORGE V

6 May 1910 - 20 Jan 1936 United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Jersey
6 May 1910 - 20 Jan 1936 Canada
6 May 1910 - 20 Jan 1936 Australia
6 May 1910 - 20 Jan 1936 New Zealand
31 May 1910 - 20 Jan 1936 South Africa
6 Dec 1922 - 20 Jan 1936 Irish Free State
12 Dec 1931 - 30 Jan 1934 Newfoundland

EDWARD VIII

20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936 United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Jersey
20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936 Canada
20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936 Australia
20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936 New Zealand
20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936 South Africa
20 Jan 1936 - 11 (or 12) Dec 1936 Irish Free State

GEORGE VI

11 Dec 1936 - 6 Feb 1952 United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Jersey
11 Dec 1936 - 6 Feb 1952 Canada
11 Dec 1936 - 6 Feb 1952 Australia
11 Dec 1936 - 6 Feb 1952 New Zealand
11 Dec 1936 - 6 Feb 1952 South Africa
15 Aug 1947 - 26 Jan 1950 India
15 Aug 1947 - 6 Feb 1952 Pakistan
4 Feb 1948 - 6 Feb 1952 Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

ELIZABETH II

6 Feb 1952 - United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Jersey
6 Feb 1952 - Canada
6 Feb 1952 - Australia
6 Feb 1952 - New Zealand
6 Feb 1952 - 31 May 1961 South Africa
6 Feb 1952 - 12 Mar 1956 Pakistan
6 Feb 1952 - 22 May 1972 Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
6 Mar 1957 - 30 Jun 1960 Ghana
1 Oct 1960 - 1 Oct 1963 Nigeria
21 Apr 1961 - 19 Apr 1971 Sierra Leone
9 Dec 1961 - 9 Dec 1962 Tanganyika
6 Aug 1962 - Jamaica
31 Aug 1962 - 1 Aug 1976 Trinidad and Tobago
9 Oct 1962 - 9 Oct 1963 Uganda
12 Dec 1963 - 12 Dec 1964 Kenya
6 Jul 1964 - 6 Jul 1966 Malaŵi
21 Sep 1964 - 13 Dec 1974 Malta
18 Feb 1965 - 24 Apr 1970 The Gambia
4 Aug 1965 - Cook Islands (in right of New Zealand)
11 Nov 1965 - 2 Mar 1970 Rhodesia (did not assume office)
26 May 1966 - 23 Feb 1970 Guyana
30 Nov 1966 - Barbados
27 Feb 1967 - 1 Nov 1981 Antigua (as Associated State)
27 Feb 1967 - 19 Sep 1983 Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla [from 13 Apr 1980 Saint Christopher and Nevis] (as Associated State)
1 Mar 1967 - 3 Nov 1978 Dominica (as Associated State)
1 Mar 1967 - 22 Feb 1979 Saint Lucia (as Associated State)
3 Mar 1967 - 7 Feb 1974 Grenada (as Associated State)
12 Mar 1968 - 12 Mar 1992 Mauritius
27 Oct 1969 - 27 Oct 1979 Saint Vincent (as Associated State)
10 Oct 1970 - 6 Oct 1987 Fiji (resigned 15 Oct 1987)
10 Jul 1973 - The Bahamas
7 Feb 1974 - Grenada
19 Oct 1974 - Niue (in right of New Zealand)
16 Sep 1975 - Papua New Guinea
7 Jul 1978 - Solomon Islands
1 Oct 1978 - Tuvalu
22 Feb 1979 - Saint Lucia
27 Oct 1979 - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
21 Sep 1981 - Belize
1 Nov 1981 - Antigua and Barbuda
19 Sep 1983 - Saint Christopher and Nevis

Last updated on: 26 Jun 2009 04:23:09