Monarchy of Canada

Monarchy in Canada

The monarchy of Canada is at the main figure of Canada's constitutional federal structure and Westminster-style parliamentary democracy.

Queen of Canada
Reine du Canada  (French)
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Elizabeth II
since 6 February 1952
StyleHer Majesty
Heir apparentCharles, Prince of Wales[1]
ResidencesRideau Hall, Ottawa
La Citadelle, Quebec City
WebsiteMonarchy and the Crown

The monarchy is in charge of the executive (Queen-in-Council), legislative (Queen-in-Parliament), and judicial (Queen-on-the-Bench) branches of both federal and provincial jurisdictions.

The current Canadian monarch and head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 6 February 1952. Elizabeth's eldest son, Charles, Prince of Wales, is heir apparent.


  1. Department of Canadian Heritage. "Crown in Canada > Royal Family > His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales". Queen's Printer for Canada. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.