Titles and Honours of Queen Elizabeth II

List of titles and honours of Queen Elizabeth II

This is a list of awards, decorations, honours, orders and titles belonging to Queen Elizabeth II. Where two dates are listed, then the first indicates the date of the attaining of the award or title, and the second indicates the date of its loss. (Many titles were lost when colonies became independent states. Others were lost when the Queen ascended to the throne, and took higher titles.)

Royal titles before ascension

  • 21 April 1926 - 11 December 1936: Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York
  • 11 December 1936 - 20 November 1947: Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth
  • 20 December 1947 - 6 February 1952: Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh

Royal and noble titles and styles

Queen Elizabeth II's titles (past and present) in each of her realms are:

Americas

Antigua and Barbuda:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Antigua and Barbuda and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1981–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1981–present)
The Bahamas:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1973–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1973–present)
Barbados:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Barbados and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1966–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1966–present)
Belize:
Titles
* Elizabeth The Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Belize and of Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1981–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1981–present)
Canada:
Titles
* English: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith (1953–present)
* French: Elizabeth Deux, par la grâce de Dieu Reine du Royaume-Uni, du Canada et de ses autres royaumes et territoires, Chef du Commonwealth, Défenseur de la Foi (1953–present)
Styles
* English:
* Her Majesty (1952–present)
* French:
* Sa Majesté (1952–present)
Other Notes
*In some cases, such as an oath of allegiance, Elizabeth's Canadian title is shortened to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada
*In some older documents in French, Elizabeth's name is spelled "Élisabeth".
Grenada:
Titles
* 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 (1974–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1974–present)
Jamaica:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Jamaica and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1962–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1962–present)
Saint Kitts and Nevis:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Christopher and Nevis and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1983–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1983–present)
Saint Lucia:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Lucia and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1979–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1979–present)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1979–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1979–present)

Europe

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
Titles
* English: Elizabeth the Second, 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 (1953–present)
Latin: Elizabeth II, Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regnorumque Suorum Ceterorum Regina, Consortionis Populorum Princeps, Fidei Defensor (1953–present)
* English: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith (1952–1953)
Latin: Elizabeth II, Dei Gratia Magnae Britanniae, Hiberniae et terrarum transmarinarum quae in ditione sunt Britannica Regina, Fidei Defensor (1952–1953)
* ''Duke of Lancaster (1952-present)
* Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth and Baroness Greenwich (22 November 1947– )
* Princess of the United Kingdom (21 April 19266 February 1952)
Styles
* Her Royal Highness (1926–1952)
* Her Majesty (1952–present)
Primary form of address
* Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York (21 April 1926–11 December 1936)
* Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth (11 December 1936–20 November 1947)
* Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh (20 November 1947–6 February 1952)
* Her Majesty The Queen (6 February 1952–present)
Isle of Man:
* Lord of Mann (1952–present)
Bailiwicks of Guernsey & Jersey:
* Duke of Normandy (1952–present)

Oceania

Australia:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom, Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith (1953–1973) – Royal Styles and Titles Act 1953
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1973–present) – Royal Styles and Titles Act 1973
Styles
* Her Majesty (1952–present)
New Zealand:
Titles
* 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 (1953–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1952–present)
Papua New Guinea:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Papua New Guinea and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1975–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1975–present)
Solomon Islands:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Solomon Islands and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1978–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1978–present)
Tuvalu:
Titles
* Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Tuvalu and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1978–present)
Styles
* Her Majesty (1978–present)

Non-official titles

Europe

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Chieftain of the Braemar Gathering

Oceania

Fiji

  • Fijian: Ilisapeci-Na Radi ni Viti kei Peritania

English: Elizabeth, Queen of Fiji and Great Britain, Paramount Chief of the Fijian Islands New Zealand:

  • Māori: Kotuku

English: The White Heron

Former royal titles

Elizabeth II also held the following titles at various times in her reign:

Africa

Ghana:

  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Ghana and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1957–1960) Nigeria:
  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Nigeria and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1960–1963) Sierra Leone:
  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Sierra Leone and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1961–1971) Tanganyika:
  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Tanganyika and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1961–1962) Uganda:
  • Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Uganda and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1962–1963) Kenya:
  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Kenya and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1963–1964) Malawi:
  • Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Malawi and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1964–1966) Mauritius:
  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Mauritius and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1968–1992) South Africa:
  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of South Africa and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1952–1961) The Gambia:
  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of The Gambia and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1965–1970) Rhodesia (1965–1970)

Asia

Pakistan:

  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of the United Kingdom and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1952–1956) Ceylon:
  • Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Ceylon and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1952–1972)

The Americas

Trinidad and Tobago:

  • Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Trinidad and Tobago and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1962–1976) Guyana:
  • Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Guyana and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1966–1970)

Europe

Malta:

  • Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Malta and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1965–1974)

Oceania

Fiji:

  • Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Fiji and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (1970–1987)

Commonwealth honours

Commonwealth realms
Country Award or order Class or position Year Citation
United Kingdom Royal Family Order of King George V First Class 1926–present
United Kingdom King George V Silver Jubilee Medal 1935–present
United Kingdom Royal Family Order of King George VI First Class 1937–present
United Kingdom King George VI Coronation Medal 1937–present
United Kingdom Defence Medal 1945–present
United Kingdom War Medal 1939–1945 1945–present
United Kingdom Order of the Garter Lady 1947–1952
United Kingdom Privy Counsellor 1951–1952
United Kingdom Imperial Order of the Crown of India Member 1947–1952
Commonwealth realms Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem Dame Grand Cross 1951–1952
Canada Canadian Forces Decoration 1951–present
United Kingdom Order of the Garter (The Great George) Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of the Thistle Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of St Patrick Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of the Bath Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of Merit Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of the Star of India Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of St Michael and St George Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of the Indian Empire Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Royal Order of Victoria and Albert Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Imperial Order of the Crown of India Sovereign 1952–present
Commonwealth realms Royal Victorian Order Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of the British Empire Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of the Companions of Honour Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Distinguished Service Order Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Imperial Service Order Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of British India Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Indian Order of Merit Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of Burma Sovereign 1952–present
United Kingdom Royal Family Orders Sovereign 1952–present
Commonwealth realms Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem Sovereign Head 1952–present
United Kingdom Order of Mercy Sovereign 1952–present
Canada Order of Canada Sovereign 1967–present
Canada Order of Military Merit Sovereign 1972–present
Australia Order of Australia Sovereign 1975–present
New Zealand Queen's Service Order Sovereign 1975–present
Barbados Order of Barbados Sovereign 1980–present
Saint Lucia Order of St Lucia Sovereign 1980–present
Solomon Islands Order of the Star 1982–present
New Zealand Order of New Zealand Sovereign 1987–present
Belize Order of the National Hero Sovereign 1991–present
Belize Order of Belize Sovereign 1991–present
Belize Order of Distinction Sovereign 1991–present
New Zealand Order of Merit Sovereign 1996–present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Order of the National Hero Grand Master 1997–present
Antigua and Barbuda Order of the National Hero Sovereign 1998–present
Antigua and Barbuda Order of the Nation Sovereign 1998–present
Antigua and Barbuda Order of Merit Sovereign 1998–present
Antigua and Barbuda Order of Princely Heritage Sovereign 1998–present
Canada Order of Merit of the Police Forces Sovereign 2000–present
Papua New Guinea Order of Logohu Sovereign 2005–present
Papua New Guinea Order of the Star of Melanesia Sovereign 2005–present

Commonwealth countries
Country Award or order Class or position Year Citation
Pakistan Order of Pakistan 1st Class 1960–present
Singapore Order of Temasek 1st Class 1972–present
Malaysia Order of the State Crown 1972–present
Brunei Royal Family Order 1st Class 1972–present
Maldives Order of the Distinguished Leader 1st Class-Ghazi 1972–present
Kenya Order of the Golden Heart 1972–present
The Gambia Order of the Republic of Gambia Grand Commander 1974–present
Malawi Order of the Lion Grand Commander 1979–present
Botswana Presidential Order 1979–present
Dominica Award of Honour 1985–present
Trinidad and Tobago Trinity Cross Gold 1985–present
Nigeria Order of the Federal Republic Grand Cordon 1989–present
Singapore Order of Temasek First Class 1989–present
Malta Order of Merit Companion of Honour 1992–present
Brunei Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei 1992–present
South Africa Order of Good Hope Grand Cross in Gold 1995–present
Malta Order of Merit Collar 2000–present
Malta Xirka Ġieħ ir-Repubblika Honorary Member 2005–present

Foreign honours

Country Award or order Class or position Year Citation
Denmark Order of the Elephant Knight 1947–present
Egypt Decoration of al-Kamal In Brilliants 1948–present
France Order of the Legion of Honour Grand Cross 1948–present
Nepal Order of Ojaswi Rajanya 1949–present
Netherlands Order of the Netherlands Lion Knight Grand Cross 1950–present
Greece Order of St Olga and St Sophia 1st Class 1950–present
Jordan Order of Hussein ibn' Ali Collar 1950–present
Sweden Royal Order of the Seraphim Knight 1953–present
Panama Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero Gold Collar 1953–present
Libya Order of Idris I Grand Cordon with Collar 1954–present
Ethiopia Order of Solomon Grand Collar 1954–present
Norway Order of St Olav Grand Cross with Collar 1955–present
Portugal Riband of the Three Orders 1955–present
Iraq Order of the Hashimites 1956–present
Italy Order of Merit Grand Cross with Cordon 1958–present
West Germany Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Grand Cross, Special Class 1958–present
Iran Order of Pahlavi Grand Collar 1959–present
Peru Order of the Sun Grand Cross in Brilliants 1960–present
Argentina Order of the Liberator General San Martin Grand Collar 1960–present
Thailand The Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri 1960–present
Nepal Mahendra Chain 1961–present
Tunisia Order of Independence Grand Cordon with Collar 1961–present
Finland Order of the White Rose Grand Cross with Collar 1961–present
Mali National Order Grand Cordon 1961–present
Senegal Order of the Lion Grand Cordon 1961–present
Liberia Order of the Pioneers of the Republic Knight Grand Band 1961–present
Côte d'Ivoire Order of the Ivory Coast Grand Cordon 1962–present
Liberia Order of the Star of Africa Knight Grand Band 1962–present
Japan Order of the Chrysanthemum Collar 1962–present
Cameroon Order of Valour Grand Cordon 1963–present
Belgium Order of Leopold Grand Cross 1963–present
Greece Order of the Redeemer Grand Cross 1963–present
Iceland Order of the Icelandic Falcon Grand Cross with Collar 1963–present
Sudan Chain of Honour 1964–present
Chile Order of Merit Grand Collar 1965–present
Austria Decoration of Honour for Merit Grand Star 1966–present
Brazil Order of the Southern Cross Grand Collar 1968–present
Niger National Order Grand Cordon 1969–present
Abu Dhabi Order of Al-Nahayyan 1st Class 1969–present
Gabon Order of the Equatorial Star Grand Cordon 1970–present
Afghanistan Order of the Supreme Sun 1971–present
Luxembourg Order of the Golden Lion of the House of Nassau Knight 1972–present
Yugoslavia Order of the Yugoslavian Grand Star 1972–1992
Mexico Order of the Aztec Eagle Grand Collar 1973–present
Zaire Order of the Leopard Grand Cordon 1973–present
Indonesia Star of Adipurna 1st Class 1974–present
Egypt Order of the Nile Grand Collar 1975–present
Portugal Military Order of St James of the Sword Grand Collar 1978–present
Kuwait Order of Mubarak the Great Collar 1979–present
Bahrain Order of al-Khalifa Collar 1979–present
Saudi Arabia Badr Chain 1979–present
Qatar Collar of Independence 1979–present
Oman Order of Oman Superior Class 1979–present
Tunisia Order of the Republic Grand Collar 1980–present
Morocco Order of Muhammad Grand Collar 1980–present
Oman Order of Said 1982–present
Spain Order of Carlos III Grand Cross with Collar 1986–present
South Korea Order of Mugunghwa 1986–present
Spain Order of the Golden Fleece Knight 1988–present
The UAE Collar of the Federation 1989–present
Poland Order of Merit Grand Cross 1991–present
Hungary Order of Merit Grand Cross 1991–present
Portugal Military Order of the Tower and Sword Grand Collar 1993–present
Colombia Order of the Cross of Boyaca Grand Collar 1993–present
Kuwait Order of Kuwait Special Class 1995–present
Poland Order of the White Eagle 1996–present
Czech Republic Order of the White Lion 1st Class (Civil Division) with Collar Chain 1996–present
Latvia Order of The Three Stars Grand Cross with Collar 1996–present
Peru Order of Merit Grand Cross 1998–present
Kazakhstan Order of the Golden Eagle 2000–present
Croatia Grand Order of King Tomislav with Sash and Grand Star 2001–present
Lithuania Order of Vytautas the Great Grand Cross with Collar 2006–present
Estonia Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana The Collar of the Cross 2006–present
Turkey Order of the Turkish Republic First Class 2008–present

Substantive and honorary military positions

Commonwealth realms

Australia

Military Force Unit Position Year
Australian Defence Force Commander-in-Chief 1976–
Australian Army Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery Captain-General 1953–present
Australian Army Royal Australian Engineers Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
Australian Army Royal Australian Infantry Corps Colonel-in-Chief 1953
Australian Army Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
Australian Army Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
Royal Australian Air Force Australian Citizen Air Force Air-Commodore-in-Chief 1953–present

Canada

Military Force Unit Position Year
Canadian Forces Commander-in-Chief 1965–
Canadian Army Le Régiment de la Chaudière Colonel-in-Chief 1947–present
Canadian Army 48th Highlanders of Canada Colonel-in-Chief 1947–present
Canadian Army The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) Colonel-in-Chief 1950–present
Canadian Army Commander-in-Chief 1952–1968
Royal Canadian Air Force Commander-in-Chief 1952–1968
Royal Canadian Navy Commander-in-Chief 1952–1968
Canadian Army The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Captain-General 1952–present
Canadian Army The Governor General's Horse Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1952–present
Canadian Army The King's Own Calgary Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
Canadian Army Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1967
Canadian Army Royal 22e Régiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
Canadian Army Governor General's Foot Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
Canadian Army The Canadian Grenadier Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
Canadian Army The Carleton and York Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1956
Canadian Army The Canadian Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
Canadian Army The Royal New Brunswick Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1956–present
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honorary Commissioner 1953
Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Auxiliary Air-Commodore-in-Chief 1953–present
Canadian Army Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Colonel-in-Chief 1958–present
Canadian Forces Commander-in-Chief 1968–present
Canadian Forces Canadian Forces Military Engineers Branch Colonel-in-Chief 1977–present
Canadian Forces The Calgary Highlanders Colonel-in-Chief 1981–present

New Zealand

Military Force Unit Position Year
New Zealand Defence Force Commander-in-Chief 1990
New Zealand Army Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery Captain-General 1953–present
New Zealand Army Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps Captain-General 1953–present
New Zealand Army Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
New Zealand Army The Countess of Ranfurly's Own Auckland Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1964
New Zealand Army Wellington Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1964
Royal New Zealand Air Force Territorial Air Force of New Zealand Air-Commodore-in-Chief 1953–present
New Zealand Army Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1964–present
New Zealand Army Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps Colonel-in-Chief 1977–1996

United Kingdom

Military Force Unit Position Year
British Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief 1953–
British Army Grenadier Guards Colonel 1942–1952
British Army Auxiliary Territorial Service Second Subaltern 1945
British Army Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) Colonel-in-Chief 1947–2006
British Army 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers Colonel-in-Chief 1947–1994
British Army Women's Royal Army Corps Honorary Brigadier 1949–present
British Army The Life Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1952–present
British Army Royal Horse Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1952–present
British Army Grenadier Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1952–present
British Army Coldstream Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1952–present
British Army Scots Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1952–present
British Army Irish Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1952–present
British Army Welsh Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1952–present
British Army Royal Regiment of Artillery Captain-General 1952–present
British Army Corps of Royal Engineers Colonel-in-Chief 1952
British Army Honourable Artillery Company Captain-General 1952
British Army Royal Scots Greys Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1971
British Army Royal Tank Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
British Army Royal Welch Fusiliers Colonel-in-Chief 1953–2006
British Army The Loyal Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1970
British Army The King's Royal Rifle Corps Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1966
British Army Royal Army Ordnance Corps Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1956
British Army The Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars Honorary Colonel 1953–1956
British Army Combined Cadet Force Captain-General 1953
Royal Air Force Royal Auxiliary Air Force Air-Commodore-in-Chief 1953–present
Royal Air Force Royal Air Force Regiment Air-Commodore-in-Chief 1953–present
Royal Air Force Royal Observer Corps Air-Commodore-in-Chief 1953–present
Royal Air Force Royal Air Force College, Cranwell Commandant-in-Chief 1953–present
British Army Royal West African Frontier Force Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1959
British Army The King's African Rifles Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1964
British Army Northern Rhodesia Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1964
British Army Royal Malta Artillery Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1974
British Army The King's Own Malta Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1972
British Army Royal Rhodesia Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1970
British Army The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Colonel-in-Chief 1953–present
British Army The Queen's Own Nigeria Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1956–1963
British Army The Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry Honorary Colonel 1956–present
British Army Royal Nigerian Military Forces Colonel-in-Chief 1959–1963
British Army Royal Sierra Leone Military Forces Colonel-in-Chief 1959–1971
Royal Navy Lord High Admiral 1964–present
British Army Malawi Rifles Colonel-in-Chief 1964–present
British Army Royal Green Jackets Colonel-in-Chief 1966–present
British Army Blues and Royals Colonel-in-Chief 1969–present
British Army The Queen's Lancashire Regiment Colonel-in-Chief 1970–present
British Army Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Colonel-in-Chief 1971–present
British Army The Queen's Own Yeomanry Colonel-in-Chief 1971–1999
British Army The Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry Colonel-in-Chief 1973–1992
British Army Corps of Royal Military Police Colonel-in-Chief 1977–present
Royal Air Force Royal Air Force Marham Honorary Air Commodore 1977–present
British Army Royal Army Chaplains' Department Patron 1992–present
British Army Adjutant General's Corps Colonel-in-Chief 1992–present
British Army The Queen's Gurkha Engineers Affiliated Colonel-in-Chief 1993–present
British Army Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry Colonel-in-Chief 1994–present
British Army The Queen's Royal Lancers Colonel-in-Chief 1994–present
Royal Air Force 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Honorary Air Commodore 2000–present
British Army The Royal Welsh Colonel-in-Chief 2006–present
British Army The Royal Regiment of Scotland Colonel-in-Chief 2006–present
British Army The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Royal Colonel 2006–present

Former Commonwealth realms

South Africa

Military Force Unit Position Year
South African Army Royal Durban Light Infantry Colonel-in-Chief 1947–1961
South African Army South African Railways and Harbours Brigade Colonel-in-Chief 1947–1961
South African Army Imperial Light Horse Colonel-in-Chief 1952–1961
South African Army Royal Natal Carbineers Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1961
South African Army Kaffrarian Rifles Colonel-in-Chief 1953–1961

Ghana

Military Force Unit Position Year
Ghanese Army Ghana Regiment of Infantry Colonel-in-Chief 1959–1960

Fiji

Military Force Unit Position Year
Fijian Army Royal Fiji Military Forces Colonel-in-Chief 1970–1987

Non-national titles and honours

Country Organisation or locality Title or honour Year Citation
United Kingdom Royal Society Fellow 1947–1952
United Kingdom Worshipful Company of Drapers Freeman 1947
United Kingdom Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Freeman 1947
United Kingdom Royal Burgh of Stirling Burgess 1948
United Kingdom City of London Freeman 1948
United Kingdom City of Cardiff Freeman 1948
United Kingdom City of Edinburgh Freeman 1949
United Kingdom City of Belfast Freeman 1949
United Kingdom Royal College of Surgeons Honorary Fellow 1951
United Kingdom Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Honorary Fellow 1951
United States City of Philadelphia Freedom of the City 1976
United States Nebraska Nebraska Admiral

Academic titles and honours

Since ascending to the throne Elizabeth has not accepted honorary degrees as this would technically place her under the jurisdiction of the Chancellor of the university, a position deemed unsuitable for a reigning monarch.

Country Institution Degree Year
United Kingdom University of London Honorary Bachelor of Music 1946
United Kingdom University of Oxford Honorary Doctor of Civil Law 1948
United Kingdom University of Wales Honorary Doctor of Music 1949
United Kingdom University of Edinburgh Honorary Doctor of Laws 1951
United Kingdom University of London Honorary Doctor of Laws 1951

Notes and references

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