States Headed By Elizabeth II

States Headed By Elizabeth II

The number of states headed by Queen Elizabeth II has varied during her 61 years on the throne, altogether seeing her as head of state of a total of thirty-two independent countries during this period. The 16 that presently have her as sovereign, known as Commonwealth realms, are shown in light green, while the remainder show in dark green the reign of Elizabeth II as their monarch, from their independence until their adoption of a republican form of government.

In her capacity as Queen of the United Kingdom (including the British overseas territories), she has also been monarch of three Crown Dependencies, Guernsey, Jersey, and Mann, since her accession in 1952. In her capacity as Queen of New Zealand, she has also been monarch of two associated states: the Cook Islands and Niue, since they acquired this status in 1965 and 1974, respectively.

The government of the unrecognised state of Rhodesia proclaimed its allegiance to Elizabeth II as queen of Rhodesia from 1965 to 1970. However, she did not accept either the role or the title and it was not accepted or recognized by any other state.

Fiji is a unique case. The country became a republic through a military coup in 1987, after which its Great Council of Chiefs continued to recognise Elizabeth II as queen, or Paramount Chief, until the council's de-establishment on 14 March 2012. However, this was only a ceremonial title, with no role in government at all.

Current realms Former realms Ceremonial title (Fiji)
1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Ceylon
Fiji
The Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
Kenya
Malawi
Malta
Mauritius
New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Tanganyika
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010

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