Queen of Malawi
|Queen of Malawi|
Elizabeth II on a Nyasaland postage stamp, before the country's independence
|Formation||6 July 1964|
|Abolition||6 July 1966|
For two years from Malawi's independence in 1964, the country was a monarchy with Elizabeth II as its queen. She was also the Sovereign of the other Commonwealth realms, including the United Kingdom. The 1964 Constitution of Malawi vested executive power in the Queen, as head of state, though her constitutional roles were delegated to her representative, the Governor-General.
Malawi was granted independence by the Parliament of the United Kingdom's Malawi Independence Act 1964, which transformed the Protectorate of Nyasaland into an independent sovereign state called Malawi.
|Queen Elizabeth II||21 April 1926||Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh||Charles, Prince of Wales|
6 July 1964 – 1964
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
1964 – 6 July 1966
By the Grace of God, Queen of Malawi and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
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