Mauritius (Commonwealth realm)
"Stella Clavisque Maris Indici" (Latin)
"Star and Key of the Indian Ocean"
God Save the Queen
|-||1968 (first)||John Shaw Rennie|
|-||1986–1992 (last)||Veerasamy Ringadoo|
|-||Independence||12 March 1968|
|-||Republic proclaimed||12 March 1992|
|-||1972||2,040 km² (788 sq mi)|
|Density||417.3 /km² (1,080.9 /sq mi)|
|Today part of||Mauritius|
The Commonwealth realm of Mauritius, officially known simply as "Mauritius", was a predecessor to modern-day Republic of Mauritius and an independent state that existed between 1968 and 1992. When British rule ended in 1968, Mauritius was given independence as a Commonwealth realm in which form the state existed until the proclamation of the Republic of Mauritius on 12 March 1992. It was the most recent former Commonwealth realm to become a republic. During the Commonwealth realm phase, the British monarch remained head of state of Mauritius, and was represented in Mauritius by a governor-general. The following governors-general held office in Mauritius during the Commonwealth realm period:
- Sir John Shaw Rennie (12 March–27 August 1968)
- Sir Michel Rivalland (27 August–3 September 1968)
- Sir Leonard Williams (3 September 1968–27 December 1972)
- Sir Raman Osman (27 December 1972–31 October 1977)
- Sir Henry Garrioch (31 October 1977–26 April 1979) (acting)
- Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay (26 April 1979–28 December)
- Sir Cassam Moollan (15 December 1985–17 January 1986) (acting)
- Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo (17 January 1986–12 March 1992)
Elizabeth II visited Mauritius in March 1972 in her capacity as Queen of Mauritius.
Following the abolition of the monarchy, the last Governor General of Mauritius, Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo became the first President of the Republic of Mauritius.