Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Queen grants independence to Somaliland protectorate on June 1960

Here is the text of the Queen granting independence to the people of Somaliland on June 1960.

Whereas the territories in Africa known as the Somaliland Protectorate are under Our protection :
And whereas by treaty, grant, usage, sufferance and other lawful means We have power and jurisdiction in the Somaliland Protectorate:

And whereas it is intended that the Somaliland Protectorate shall become an independent country on the twenty-sixth day of June 1960 (hereinafter referred to as " the appointed day ") :
Now, therefore, We do hereby, and with the advice of Our Privy Council, proclaim and declare that, as from the beginning of the appointed day, Our protection over the territories known as the  Somaliland Protectorate shall cease, and all treaties and agreements in force immediately before the
appointed day between Us or Our Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland and any of the Tribes of the said territories, all Our obligations existing immediately before that day towards the said territories and all functions, powers, rights, authority or jurisdiction- exercisaible by Us immediately before that day in or in relation to the said territories by treaty, grant, usage, sufferance or otherwise, shall lapse.
Given at Our Court at (Buckingham Palace this .twenty-third day of June in the year of our Lord
one thousand nine hundred and sixty, and in the ninth year of Our Reign.
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