Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report
July 6, 2011

(Date of earliest event reported)
Torch Energy Royalty Trust
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
Rodney Square North
1100 North Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19890

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01   Other Events.
On July 6, 2011, the Torch Energy Royalty Trust issued a press release concerning its policy not to comment on unusual market activity.
The press release is included herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated into this Item 8.01 by reference.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     This Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 hereto may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the Trust’s business that is not historical information. As a general matter, forward-looking statements are those focused upon future or anticipated events or trends and expectations and beliefs relating to matters that are not historical in nature. The words “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “estimate,” or “anticipate” and similar expressions, as well as future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” and “could,” often identify forward-looking statements. The Trust believes there is a reasonable basis for its expectations and beliefs, but they are inherently uncertain, and the Trust may not realize its expectations and its beliefs may not prove correct. These and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions are detailed in the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in the documents filed by the Trust with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. The Trust undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits.
  (d)   Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1   Torch Energy Royalty Trust Press Release dated July 6, 2011.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  By:   Wilmington Trust Company, not in its    
    individual capacity but solely as Trustee for   
    the Trust   
Date: July 6, 2011  By:   /s/ Bruce L. Bisson    
    Bruce L. Bisson,   
    Vice President

(The Trust has no employees, directors or executive officers.) 



Exhibit No.   Description
Exhibit 99.1  
Torch Energy Royalty Trust Press Release dated July 6, 2011.