Cécile La Grenade
|Her Excellency Dame Cécile La Grenade GCMG OBE|
|Governor General of Grenada|
|Assumed Office: 7 May 2013|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Prime Minister||Keith Mitchell|
|Preceded by||Carlyle Glean|
|Born||Cécile Ellen Fleurette La Grenade
30 December 1952
|Alma mater||University of the West Indies
University of Maryland, College Park
Dame Cécile Ellen Fleurette La Grenade, GCMG OBE is a Grenadian food scientist, who serves as Governor-General of Grenada. La Grenade was sworn-in as Governor-General of Grenada on 7 May 2013 as the nation’s second female Governor-General.
La Grenade is the third of 5 daughters born to Allan A. La Grenade MBE, a public servant, and Sibyl Sylvester-La Grenade, a registered nurse. Her maternal grandmother, Mary Louise “Eva” Ollivierre-Sylvester, was the first woman in the British Windward Islands to serve on the legislative council of her country, after being elected in 1952, less than a year after universal suffrage.
La Grenade is a food scientist trained in the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of the West Indies, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate in food science from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her appointment as Governor-General was announced during the same week as the death of Grenada’s first female Governor, Dame Hilda Bynoe. Bynoe was the goddaughter of La Grenade’s maternal grandfather, Dr Cyril I. St Bernard Sylvester, an educator and public servant.
Dame Cecile La Grenade, has been knighted
Grenada’s first female Governor-General, Dame Cecile La Grenade, has been knighted during a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace in England.
The official ceremony occurred during her first official visit to the United Kingdom, two days after a private audience with Her Majesty The Queen on July 9th.
The Knighthood represents another title to her Excellency Dame Cécile La Grenade, adding to credits that already include GCMG, OBE, and PhD.
After leaving the United Kingdom, the Governor General traveled to the United States on private business, returning to Grenada on July 22nd.
Dame La Grenade was accompanied by her Aide-de-Camp, ASP Randy Connaught.
The Governor General was sworn into office in May of last year with Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell saying that her inauguration serves as a “beacon of hope that can inspire a whole nation.”(Taken from .gov.gd)
A Video of La Grenade
In This video La Grenade celebrating 2017 christmas
- Two Sicilian Royal Family: Knight Grand Cross of Justice of the Two Sicilian Royal Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
- United Kingdom: Dame Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of St Michael and St George
- United Kingdom: Officer of the Order of the British Empire