Denver, Colo., May 9, 2023 / 08:00 am
King Charles III has approved the Canadian government’s new heraldic Royal Crown design that swaps out its crowning cross for a snowflake and replaces other crosses with maple leaves.
The Canadian Royal Crown redesign was recommended by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and is based on the bejeweled St. Edward’s Crown used at King Charles’ coronation held on Saturday, May 6, as well as the slightly different Tudor Crown symbol.
However, the stylized Canadian emblem drops the crosses and the fleurs-de-lis present on these crowns, instead incorporating “elements emphasizing the Canadian identity of the monarchy,” the governor general of Canada’s website says in its heraldry section.
Today, the Canadian Government unveiled a new heraldic Canadian Crown replacing the traditional St. Edward’s Crown used on Canada’s coat of arms, police & military badges.— Canadian Crown 🇨🇦 (@Canadian_Crown) May 6, 2023
The design replaces religious symbols (crosses & fleur-de-lis) with maple leaves & a snowflake. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/lw04dC0zOZ