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Justin Trudeau dons the fleur-de-lis on Canada’s royal crown

Justin Trudeau dons the fleur-de-lis on Canada’s royal crown

On the occasion of the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, Canada unveiled, among other things, its new royal crown, and the fleur-de-lis symbolizing Quebec was removed.

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The royal crown is the coat of arms, so it relates to the coat of arms. His new design was approved by the King in April 2023, on the advice of Justin Trudeau and “includes elements that emphasize the monarchy’s Canadian identity,” we can read at the Governor General of Canada’s website.

Common with old crowns

The structure, consisting of a golden circle and two crossed arches surrounded by pearls, is the same as the Tudor crown, and therefore the English royal crown of the time of Henry VIII.

The new design also has a red hood lined with faux fur.

Canadian specifics

Canada’s new royal crown features the maple leaf, which has represented the country and its people since the 19th century.

At the top, there is now a snowflake that denotes Canada as a Nordic country, inspired by the Canadian wreath and which creates a direct link with the insignia of the Order of Canada.

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Around the edges, the crown is decorated with triangular points and hollows that also recall the wreath, a reference to the mountains and river valleys of the country.

The wavy blue ribbon evokes lakes and rivers, as well as the three oceans that border. It therefore highlights the importance of the environment to Canadians and the teachings of the Aboriginal people, who regard water as the lifeblood that nourishes the earth.

This new logo was created by Cathy Pursey-Sabourin, Fraser Herald and Senior Artist for the Canadian Herald.

The government also unveiled a new Royal Flag, Canadian stamps and collectibles designed for the event.