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List of living former sovereign monarchs

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This is a list of former monarchs of sovereign states who are living to date. While most monarchs retain their position for their lifetime, some choose to abdicate in favour of a younger heir, while other monarchs are deposed when their monarchies are abolished or when another ruler seizes power by force. By international courtesy, these individuals are usually still addressed by their monarchical titles.

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Living former monarchs of sovereign states

Besides these, there are four living former holders of the title Yang di-Pertuan Agong in Malaysia (who are not listed because they remain leaders of one of the nine subnational Malay states), as well as three living former Presidents of France (Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy) who served as Co-Princes of Andorra.

Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II was Sovereign of the following former Commonwealth realms until they later became republics in their own right. Years shown are from her accession in 1952 or independence chronologically up to the abolition of the monarchy.

  • Pakistan (1952–1956)
  • Ghana (1957–1960)
  • South Africa (1952–1961)
  • Tanganyika (1961–1962)
  • Nigeria (1960–1963)
  • Uganda (1962–1963)
  • Kenya (1963–1964)
  • Malawi (1964–1966)
  • The Gambia (1965–1970)
  • Guyana (1966–1970)
  • Sierra Leone (1961–1971)
  • Ceylon (1952–1972)
  • Malta (1964–1974)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (1962–1976)
  • Fiji (1970–1987)
  • Mauritius (1968–1992)
  • References

    List of living former sovereign monarchs Wikipedia


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