Order in Council Approving Proclamation Altering the Style and Titles Appertaining to the Crown by Omitting the Words "Emperor of India"

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of June, 1948.

PRESENT, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

The following draft Proclamation was this day read at the Board and approved.

E. C. E. Leadbitter.



George R.

Whereas at the time of the coming into force of the Indian Independence Act, 1947, Our Style and Titles were, in the Latin tongue, "Georgius VI Dei Gratia Magnae Britanniae, Hiberniae et terrarum transmarinarum quae in ditione sunt Britannica Rex, Fidei Defensor, Indiae Imperator", and in the English tongue, "George VI by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India":

We have thought fit, and do hereby appoint and declare, that, so far as conveniently may be, on all occasions and in all instruments wherein Our Style and Titles are used, in the Latin tongue, the words "Indiae Imperator", and, in the English tongue, the words " Emperor of India" shall be omitted.

Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace, this Twentysecond day of June, in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and forty-eight, and in the Twelfth year of Our reign.

God Save the King.

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