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Elliott Belgrave
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Belgrave in 2016
7th Governor-General of Barbados
In office
1 June 2012 – 30 June 2017
Acting: 1 November 2011 – 30 May 2012
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart
Preceded by Clifford Husbands
Succeeded by Philip Greaves (acting)
Personal details
Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave

(1931-03-16) 16 March 1931 (age 92)
Boscobel, British Windward Islands (present day Barbados)
Spouse Loretta Belgrave
Children 1 daughter
Alma mater University College London
Darwin College, Cambridge

Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave, GCMG, KA, CHB, KStJ, SC (born 16 March 1931) is a retired Barbadian High Court Judge who served as the seventh governor-general of Barbados from 1 June 2012 to 30 June 2017. He previously served as Acting Governor-General from 1 November 2011 to 1 June 2012 (following the retirement of Clifford Husbands). On 22 May 2012, the prime minister of Barbados announced that Belgrave would be appointed as the 7th Barbadian Governor-General of Queen Elizabeth II. In preparation, Justice Sandra Mason was appointed as acting Governor-General on 30 May 2012 pending Belgrave's preparation for his own oath-taking ceremony on 1 June.

Education and career

Belgrade is a graduate of University College London (LLB, 1962) and Cambridge (MPhil Criminology, 1979) from Darwin College, Cambridge. He served as Director of Public Prosecutions in Barbados and as Judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Barbados. He is a Queen's Counsel and was awarded the Companion of Honour of Barbados for his contribution to the legal system in Barbados. In December 2016 it was reported that Belgrave was approaching personal retirement from the post of Governor-General.

Private life

He is married to Loretta Belgrave, and together they have a daughter named Susan Matheson.

He is a Freemason, and a Past District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Barbados (Scottish Constitution).


He was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George on 8 June 2012. He is a Companion of Honour of Barbados.

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