Queen of Uganda

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Queen of Uganda
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Details
Style Her Majesty
Formation 9 October 1962
Abolition 9 October 1963

Queen of Uganda was a title used by Queen Elizabeth II while Uganda was an independent constitutional monarchy between 9 October 1962 and 9 October 1963. She was also the Sovereign of the other Commonwealth realms, including the United Kingdom.

The Uganda Independence Act, passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1962, transformed the British Uganda Protectorate into an independent sovereign state on 9 October 1962. The Queen was ceremonial head of state with her constitutional roles delegated to the Governor-General of Uganda.[1]

The Parliament of Uganda amended the constitution in 1963,[2] and on 9 October that year Uganda became a republic within the Commonwealth with a president as its head of state. The new Ugandan state was a republic, but the constituent sub-national kingdoms (Ankole, Buganda, Bunyoro, and Toro) continued in existence.

The Queen visited Uganda on 28–30 April 1954 and 21–24 November 2007, the latter time to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2007.[3] The Kazinga National Park, in the west of Uganda, was renamed Queen Elizabeth National Park in 1954 to commemorate her visit.[4]

Name Birth Death Consort Heir apparent
Queen Elizabeth II 21 April 1926 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Charles, Prince of Wales
Titles
Elizabeth II
9 October 1962 – 2 November 1962: 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
2 November 1962 – 9 October 1963: By the Grace of God, Queen of Uganda and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth[5]

References

  1. ^ H. F. Morris (June 1966). "The Uganda Constitution, April 1966". Journal of African Law. 10 (2): 112–117. doi:10.1017/S0021855300004575.
  2. ^ Constitution of Uganda (First Amendment) Act, Act No. 61 of 1963
  3. ^ "Commonwealth visits since 1952". Official website of the British monarchy. Royal Household. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Queen Elizabeth National Park". Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Uganda: Heads of State: 1962–1963". archontology.org. Royal proclamation affecting the change in the style is dated 16 Oct 1962 and takes effect upon publication in the Supplement to the Uganda Gazette 2 Nov 1962
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