Nigeria: Heads of State: 1960-1963


All Heads of State in the following index are also Heads of State in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and other realms and territories.

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
1 Oct 1960 - 31 Aug 1961 Elizabeth II
By the Grace of God Queen of Nigeria and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth [1][2]
31 Aug 1961 - 1 Oct 1963 Elizabeth II (x)

[1] The royal style and titles were changed in accordance with a proclamation issued by the Governor General on 28 Aug 1961 (effective upon publication on 31 Aug 1961, retroactively effective from 1 Jun 1961).
[2] The proclamation altering the royal style and titles (28 Aug 1961) provided for the use of the following style: "Elizabeth, the Second, Queen of Nigeria and of Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth". An introductory part of the style ("By the Grace of God") was nevertheless added in official use.
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