Belize–United Kingdom relations

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Belize-United Kingdom relations
Map indicating locations of Belize and United Kingdom

Belize

United Kingdom

Belize–United Kingdom relations are foreign relations between Belize and the United Kingdom. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title Queen of Belize. Both nations are members of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United Nations.

History[edit]

Belizean High Commission in London

Belize was granted independence from the United Kingdom in 1981. Formerly known as British Honduras, the British maintained a garrison in Belize well into the 1990s, until Guatemala, which has always claimed sovereignty of the country, signed a treaty recognizing Belize's independence. The United Kingdom maintains a training center for the army in Belize.

Queen Elizabeth II has visited Belize on two occasions. The first time was in October 1985 and the second time in February 1994.[1] On March 3, 2012, Prince Harry visited Belize on a tour of Commonwealth countries in the region as the Queen's representative in her Diamond Jubilee, making this his first solo royal tour. There he renamed Zennia Boulevard (also known as Cohune Walk Boulevard) in the capital to "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard", in honour of his grandmother.[2]

Resident diplomatic missions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second in Belize, 1994
  2. ^ "Festivities for Prince Harry in Belmopan". BelmopanCityOnline.com. February 27, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  3. ^ High Commission of Belize in London
  4. ^ High Commission of the United Kingdom in Belmopan