Trinidad and Tobago (Commonwealth realm)
|Trinidad and Tobago|
"Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve"
"For the Love of Liberty"
"God Save the Queen"
|Capital||Port of Spain|
|Historical era||Cold War|
|•||Independence||31 August 1962|
|•||Republic||1 August 1976|
|Currency||TT dollar (from 1964)|
The Trinidad and Tobago was a Commonwealth realm between 31 August 1962 and 1 August 1976, before it became a republic.
When British rule ended, in 1962, the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962 transformed the British Crown Colony of Trinidad and Tobago into an independent sovereign state, sharing its sovereign, Elizabeth II, with the other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Trinidad and Tobago.
The following governors-generals held office in Trinidad and Tobago during the Commonwealth realm period:
Following the abolition of the monarchy and the promulgation of a republic on 1 August 1976, the last governor-general, Sir Ellis Clarke, became the first President of Trinidad and Tobago.