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 Barbados
In Barbados the Queen is styled "By the Grace of God, Queen of Barbados and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth." The present government is proposing that Barbados become a republic within the Commonwealth, with a ceremonial president replacing the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II is recognized as Queen of Barbados, and thus head of state, and is represented by a Governor General.
After years of peaceful and democratic progress, Barbados became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on November 30, 1966.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/Barbados.htm

  
 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born 21 April 1926, is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms.
Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown and fur cape and holding the Sceptre with the Cross and the Orb at her Coronation (2 June 1953).
She became Queen of the United Kingdom, of Canada, of Australia, of New Zealand, of Ceylon, of Pakistan and of South Africa on the death of her father, King George VI on 6 February 1952.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom   (7299 words)

  
 Anastrophe Satire: Queen to leave Buckingham Palace
It is understood that The Queen, Head of the Chapel of Commonwealth Nations and Chief of the Order of Thistle and Drambuie of Ye Olde Bailey's Irish, is understood to be interested in a semi-detached flat on the Aberdeen Road along Bognor Regis's seafront,
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth by Grace of God, and God willing of the Lord of the Realm and Territories said that she would like to leave London for the fresh sea air.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has confirmed that she is to leave Buckingham Palace for "something a little more comfortable".
anastrophe.co.za /world_news/queen_leaves_buckingham.html   (7299 words)

  
 AskPhil -- Stamp Collecting starts here.
Queen Elizabeth II, Accession to Throne: common design of the British Commonwealth of Nations, 1992.
Queen Elizabeth II, 60th Birthday: common design of the British Commonwealth of Nations, 1986.
Queen Elizabeth II, 65th Birthday: common design of the British Commonwealth of Nations, 1991.
www.askphil.org /b25q.htm   (7299 words)

  
 World Book Elizabeth II
The queen is also head of the Commonwealth of Nations, an association of independent countries and other political units that have lived under British law and government.
Elizabeth II (1926-...) is the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Her father was the Duke of York, second son of King George V. Her mother--now Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother--is the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the daughter of a Scottish earl.
www.worldbook.com /features/queen/html/elizabethii.htm   (7299 words)

  
 Barbados - tScholars.com
In Barbados the Queen is styled "By the Grace of God, Queen of Barbados and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth." The present government is proposing that Barbados become a republic within the Commonwealth, with a ceremonial president replacing the Queen.
After years of peaceful and democratic progress, Barbados became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on November 30, 1966.
Queen Elizabeth II is recognized as Queen of Barbados, and thus head of state, and is represented by a Governor General.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Barbadian   (2758 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Elizabeth II
Throughout this period Elizabeth’s primary role was as a symbol of unity and continuity within the Commonwealth of Nations; Elizabeth and her husband frequently visited the Commonwealth nations.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London, the first child of the duke and duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
During World War II (1939-1945) Elizabeth and her younger sister were sent for safety from Buckingham Palace in London to live first at Balmoral, Scotland, and later at the royal lodge at Windsor, England.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556932/Elizabeth_II.html   (1020 words)

  
 Role of the Governor-General.
As Head of State, Queen Elizabeth’s formal New Zealand title is 'Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith'.
This Act recognises that the Queen is the Head of State of New Zealand and that the Governor-General is her appointed representative.
New Zealand’s constitution is set out in a series of formal legal documents, decisions of the courts and the practices we describe as conventions.
www.decisionmaker.co.nz /guide2003/tbp/queen.html   (1020 words)

  
 CNN.com - Assess Queen Elizabeth II's five-decade reign - June 4, 2002
All nations of the Commonwealth accept HM Queen Elizabeth II as the symbol of their free association and thus Head of the Commonwealth.
Have each student choose one of these events and, acting as Queen Elizabeth, write a hypothetical journal entry from her perspective on the event and how it has affected her life and reign.
Refer to the Internet and multimedia sources to prepare a list of the people who have taken this commemorative occasion to praise the queen and her work.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /2002/fyi/lesson.plans/06/04/queen.jubilee   (1020 words)

  
 Commonwealth, the (British)
In 2000 Queen Elizabeth II was the formal head but not the ruler of 17 member states; 5 member states had their own monarchs; and 33 were republics (having no monarch).
On 15 May 1917 Jan Smuts, representing South Africa in the Imperial War Cabinet of World War I, suggested that ‘British Commonwealth of Nations’ was the right title for the British Empire.
The name was recognized in the Statute of Westminster in 1931, but after World War II a growing sense of independent nationhood led to the simplification of the title to the Commonwealth.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0013532.html   (1020 words)

  
 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born on 21 April 1926, is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms.
Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown and fur cape and holding the Sceptre with the Cross and the Orb at her Coronation (2 June 1953).
The Queen, or her Governors-General in the realms outside the United Kingdom, also gives a speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament, outlining the government's legislative agenda for the year, but the speech is written by government ministers and reflects the view of the elected government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom   (7606 words)

  
 BBC NEWS World Europe Country profiles Profile: The Commonwealth
Leader: Queen Elizabeth II As head of the Commonwealth, the Queen is recognised by its members as the "symbol of their free association".
Commonwealth Games 2002, held in Manchester, UK Unlike the United Nations, Commonwealth members have no contractual obligations, but members commit themselves to the statements of beliefs set out by heads of government.
Also, the fact that members share a common heritage in many fields, including a common language, enables them to work together in an atmosphere of cooperation and understanding, strengthening even further the prestige of the Commonwealth.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/europe/country_profiles/newsid_1554000/1554175.stm   (696 words)

  
 CNN.com - Assess Queen Elizabeth II's five-decade reign - June 4, 2002
All nations of the Commonwealth accept HM Queen Elizabeth II as the symbol of their free association and thus Head of the Commonwealth.
What were some of the places Queen Elizabeth II visited during the four days of celebrations?
Direct students to the Internet and other resources to learn more about Queen Elizabeth II and the historical and personal events that have touched her life over the past five decades.
fyi.cnn.com /2002/fyi/lesson.plans/06/04/queen.jubilee   (526 words)

  
 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), (born on 21 April 1926), is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms.
The Duke is Queen Elizabeth's second cousin once removed; they are both descended from Christian IX of Denmark (she being a great-great-granddaughter through Alexandra of Denmark, and the Duke is a great-grandson through George I of Greece).
Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown and fur cape and holding the Sceptre with the Cross and the Orb at her Coronation (2 June 1953).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom   (7668 words)

  
 Commonwealth of Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Queen Elizabeth II is the nominal Head of the Commonwealth.
The two exceptions are Australia and The Bahamas, where 'Commonwealth' refers to the Australian federation and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas respectively, and 'Commonwealth of Nations' tends to be used instead.
Map of the Commonwealth of Nations, formerly the British Commonwealth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Commonwealth   (7668 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth 11
The queen is also head of the Commonwealth of Nations, an association of independent countries and other political units that have lived under British law and government.
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey, London.
Her father was the Duke of York, second son of King George V. Her mother--now Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother--is the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the daughter of a Scottish earl.
www.pwestern.f9.co.uk /elizabeth.htm   (1528 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Search View - Commonwealth of Nations
The Commonwealth Secretariat (established 1965) was not an initiative of the UK government, though the greater commitment to the Commonwealth of Queen Elizabeth II was reflected when she put Marlborough House in London at the disposal of the Secretariat as its permanent headquarters.
The ideal of British nations devoted to a common weal was assumed to have a special relevance to the self-governing dominions of Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, and the United Kingdom; as white (or white-dominated) societies, the Commonwealth had a clear racial identity.
The Commonwealth of Nations was given a formal and constitutional definition at the 1926 Imperial Conference, including complete legislative autonomy for component parts, incorporated in the Statute of Westminster in 1931.
au.encarta.msn.com /text_761572156__1/Commonwealth_of_Nations.html   (827 words)

  
 Commonwealth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Commonwealth's membership includes both republics and monarchies and the (appointed, not hereditary) head of the Commonwealth of Nations is Queen Elizabeth II.
The Commonwealth of England was the official name of the political unit (de facto military rule in the name of parliamentary supremacy) that replaced the kingdoms of Scotland and England (after the English Civil War) under the rule of Oliver Cromwell and his successors from 1649 to 1660.
This was the Commonwealth of the Philippines in free association with the USA between 1935 and 1946.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commonwealth   (922 words)

  
 Commonwealth of Nations # fahnenversand.de - Fahnen Flaggen Fahne Flagge Nationalflaggen Nationalflagge Shop Flaggenshop Versand kaufen bestellen
The Commonwealth of Nations is a worldwide political organization of independent nations with their dependencies, all of which recognize the Queen Elizabeth II as head of the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth of Nations is an evolving entity from the old British Empire.
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www.fahnenversand.de /fotw/flags/cwn.html   (922 words)

  
 History of the Commonwealth
Sixteen are constitutional monarchies which recognise Queen Elizabeth II as their Head of State.
The Commonwealth's principled opposition to all forms of racism, and especially apartheid, led to the withdrawal of South Africa in 1961.
For the Commonwealth, apart from the successful birth of Zimbabwe and the continuing struggle against apartheid in South Africa, the 1980s was the decade of Expert Group reports.
www.chogm99.org /what/history1.htm   (1351 words)

  
 Commonwealth of Nations
The Commonwealth of Nations is a worldwide political organization of independent nations with their dependencies, all of which recognize the Queen Elizabeth II as head of the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth of Nations is an evolving entity from the old British Empire.
The Commonwealth of Nations is listed on the Guinness Book of Records as the World's largest political alliance.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/cwn.html   (477 words)

  
 British Commonwealth Games
Reflecting the transition from the old British Empire to the new British Commonwealth, the Tudor (or "Imperial") Crown in the Games Seal was replaced by the St. Edward's Crown, which Queen Elizabeth II had adopted after she assumed the throne.
The British Commonwealth Games came about when the meeting of the British Empire and Commonwealth Games Federation during the XIII Games at Kingston (Jamaica), voted to drop the word "Empire" from the Games title, reflecting the continuing transformation of the old British Empire into a Commonwealth of independent nations and dominions.
The British Commonwealth Games Association of Canada donated the flag for it's first use in Edinburgh, 1970, at the IX British Commonwealth Games.
flagspot.net /flags/cwn-bcg.html   (477 words)

  
 Commonwealth - Australia
HM Queen Elizabeth II represented by Governor-General Major-General Michael Jeffery
You are here >> The Commonwealth >> Members
Legislature/Ruling Party: Liberal-National Coalition National Day: 26 January
www.thecommonwealth.org /Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=32985   (477 words)

  
 LearnThis.Info Encyclopedia articles beginning with 'Qu'
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 Darjeeling @ Zubin.Com - Tourism Info
On May 29, 1953, just before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, subjects from two of the Commonwealth nations gave her a coronation gift -- conquest of the virgin peak of the invincible Mt. Everest which had claimed so many a gallant life.
From the icy heights of the lake Chalamu, at an elevation of 17,500 ft in Sikkim, 118 km to the north-east of Darjeeling, originates the majestic Teesta fed by several streams rising in the North, and flows on marking the Sikkim-Darjeeling boundary.
It is rumored that the great actress Vivian Leigh was born on the campus of St. Paul's School.
www.zubin.com /darjeeling/tourist.htm   (2565 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antigua and Barbuda is a Commonwealth Realm and the head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who is represented in Antigua and Barbuda by a governor general.
Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Caribbean Community, United Nations, World Trade Organization, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization of American States, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, and the Eastern Caribbean's Regional Security System.
The islands became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on 1 November 1981, and Vere Bird became the first prime minister.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda   (766 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Search View - Commonwealth of Nations
The Commonwealth Secretariat (established 1965) was not an initiative of the UK government, though the greater commitment to the Commonwealth of Queen Elizabeth II was reflected when she put Marlborough House in London at the disposal of the Secretariat as its permanent headquarters.
The ideal of British nations devoted to a common weal was assumed to have a special relevance to the self-governing dominions of Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, and the United Kingdom; as white (or white-dominated) societies, the Commonwealth had a clear racial identity.
With the outbreak of World War I in 1914 the usage was widely applied to the British Empire, as propagandized by Lionel Curtis in The British Commonwealth of Nations (1915).
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