On Saturday, Canada unveiled its new royal crown for the coronation of King Charles III, and the fleur-de-lis symbolizing Quebec was removed.
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The royal crown is a heraldic symbol, hence 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 identity of the Canadian monarchy”, we can read on the site of the Governor General of Canada.
Common with older crowns
Composed of two intersecting arches surrounded by a gold circlet and pearls, similar to the Tudor crown, hence the English royal crown of the time of Henry VIII.
The new design features a red toque lined with ermine fur.
The new Royal Canadian Crown features a maple leaf, which has represented the country and its people since the 19th century.
Above, there is now a snowflake designating Canada as a Nordic country, inspired by the Canadian crown and making a direct link to the seal of the Order of Canada.
Around the edges, the crown is decorated with triangular points and pits that recall the crown and represent the country’s mountains and river valleys.
The wavy blue band evokes the lakes and rivers and the three oceans that border the borders. It therefore highlights the importance of the environment to Canadians and Aboriginal teachings that see water as the lifeblood that sustains the earth.
The new crest was created by Cathy Percy-Saborin, Fraser Herald and Senior Artist for the Canadian Heraldic Commission.
The government also unveiled a new royal flag, Canadian seal and collectibles designed for the occasion.
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