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The Queen and Grenada

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Find out more about The Queen’s role in Grenada, view photographs of past visits and read the latest information on Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

In 2012, The Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit Grenada as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

To find out more about celebrations taking place in Grenada, visit the official Grenada Diamond Jubilee website

Grenada is a constitutional monarchy with The Queen as Sovereign.

As a constitutional monarch, The Queen, by convention, is not involved in the day-to-day business of the Government of Grenada, but she continues to play important ceremonial and symbolic roles.

The Queen’s relationship to Grenada is unique. In all her duties, she speaks and acts as Queen of Grenada, and not as Queen of the United Kingdom.

The Queen’s Royal style and title in Grenada is Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Grenada and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The island of Grenada was included in The Queen’s Caribbean tour of 1966 during which she visited St George’s. A Yachting Regatta was in progress in the harbour at the time.

A Song of Welcome was sung by local children and Her Majesty planted a tree, and viewed an agricultural exhibition and a variety performance.

In 1985 The Queen opened Parliament in St George’s as well as attending an Investiture and a ‘cultural presentation’.

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