Monarchy of Canada

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King of Canada
Roi du Canada
Royal Coat of Arms of Canada.svg
Charles, Prince of Wales in 2021 (cropped) (3).jpg
Charles III
since 8 September 2022
StyleHis Majesty
Heir apparentPrince William, Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge[1]
ResidencesRideau Hall, Ottawa
La Citadelle, Quebec City
WebsiteMonarchy and the Crown

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

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

The current Canadian monarch and head of state is King Charles III, who has reigned since 8 September 2022. Charles' eldest son, Prince William, Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge, is heir apparent.

References[change | change source]

  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.