Monarchy of Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Elizabeth II
Queen of St Christopher and Nevis
Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg
ReignSeptember 19, 1983 [1]
PredecessorFirst monarch
Born21 April, 1926
17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London
Full name
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
HouseHouse of Windsor
FatherGeorge VI of the United Kingdom
MotherQueen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

As a Commonwealth realm, St Kitts and Nevis has the same monarch as several other Commonwealth countries, Queen Elizabeth II.

In St Kitts, or when representing St Kitts in another country, she is known as the Queen of St Kitts and Nevis, Her full official title being: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Christopher and Nevis and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

When acting as Queen of St Kitts, Elizabeth II only takes advice from the Government of St Kitts and Nevis. This is because the Statute of Westminster of 1931 said that all Commonwealth countries were independent of each other, and that the British government no longer had the right to interfere or give orders to the other countries.

Usually the Queen's constitutional roles are carried out by the Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Royal succession (who is next in line to the throne) is governed by the English Act of Settlement[2] of 1701, which is part of constitutional law.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Monarchy Today > Queen and Commonwealth
  2. Official text of the statute as amended and in force today within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database