Monarchy and the Crown

Canada is a constitutional monarchy. Discover how the Crown in Canada has evolved and remains an essential and relevant component of our identity, contributing to a sense of unity and pride among Canadians.


Services and information

The Crown in Canada

Understand the role of The Queen as Canada’s Head of State and how the Canadian Crown has evolved over time as a uniquely Canadian institution.

Royal Tours

Get information about current, upcoming and past royal tours in Canada and the protocol to follow when meeting the Royal Family.

Royal Family

Learn about the members of the Royal Family, their dedication to duty and their special relationship with Canadians.

Royal symbols and titles

Discover the many royal symbols of the Canadian Crown and learn about the criteria for Royal patronage and title "Royal."

Royal Portraits

Download a copy of the official royal portraits and view the painting of Her Majesty, commissioned in honour of the Diamond Jubilee.


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