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This page shows the British Sovereigns of the Maltese Islands from 1815 to 1974.

Treaty of Paris, dated 30 May,1814 stipulates: "The island of Malta and its dependencies shall belong in full right and sovereignty to his Britannic majesty". Ratified by Congress of Vienna.

House of Hanover (House of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Hanover line) (1815-1901)

George III of the United Kingdom and of Hanover

1815-1820

(Governor: ) Thomas Maitland 1815

George IV of the United Kingdom and of Hanover

1820-1830

(Governor: ) Francis Rowden 1824

(Governor: )Frederic Ponsonby 1827

William IV of the United Kingdom and of Hanover

1830-1837

(Governor: ) Henry Bouverie 1836

Victoria of the United Kingdom

1837-1901

(Governor: ) Patrick Stuart 1843

(Governor: ) Richard Moore O' Ferrall 1847

(Governor: ) William Reid 1851

(Governor: ) John Gaspard le Marchant 1858

(Governor: ) Henry Storks 1864

(Governor: ) Patrick Grant 1867

(Governor: ) Charles van Straubenzee 1872

(Governor: ) Arthur Borton 1878

(Governor: ) John Litorn Simmonds 1884

(Governor: ) Henry Torrens 1888

(Governor: ) Henry Augustus Smyth 1890

(Governor: )Arthur Lyon Fremantle 1893

(Governor: ) F.W. Grenfell 1899

House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1901-1917)

Edward VII of the United Kingdom

1901-1910

(Governor: ) James Mansfield Clarke 1903

(Governor: ) Henry Grant 1907

(Governor: ) Leslie Rundle 1909

George V of the United Kingdom (created House of Windsor from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)

1910-1917

(Governor: ) Paul Samford 1915

House of Windsor, (1917-1964)

George V of the United Kingdom (created House of Windsor from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)

1917-1936

(Governor: ) Herbert Plumer 1919

(Governor: )Walter Norris Congreve 1924

(Governor: ) John Ducane 1927

(Governor: ) Graham Campbell 1931

Edward VIII of the United Kingdom

1936

(Governor: ) Charles Bonham Carter 1936

George VI of the United Kingdom

1936-1952

(Governor: ) William Dobbie 1940

(Governor: ) V. Gort 1942

(Governor: ) Edmund Schreiber 1944

(Governor: ) Francis Douglas 1946

(Governor: ) Gerald Creasy 1949

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

1952-1964

(Governor: ) Robert Laycock 1954

(Governor: ) Guy Grantham 1959

(Governor: ) Maurice Dorman 1962

Independence of Malta, 21 September 1964

Constitutional monarchy (1964-1974)

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Queen of Malta

1964-1974

(Governor General: ) Anthony Joseph Mamo

Malta becomes a Republic, 13 December 1974

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