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City of Charlottetown

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
August 28, 1989
Vol. I, p. 41

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Argent on a square Vert joined at each corner with a smaller square Vert a representation of the coronation crown of Queen Charlotte Sophia of England proper;


Issuing from a circlet of Lady Slipper (Cypripendium acaule) flowers proper a mast also proper bearing a sail of the City's Arms flying a pennant per fess Vert and Argent all rigged Sable;


Dexter a griffin Argent sinister a fox Argent standing on a compartment composed of a meadow above red soil proper washed by waves of Charlottetown harbour Argent and Azure;


CUNABULA FOEDERIS. This Latin phrase means "Cradle of confederation".


A banner of the Arms the three edges in chief fly and base charged with a bordure compony Vert and Argent;


A mast proper flying the flag of the Province of Prince Edward Island bearing a sail Argent charged with a garb also proper the whole encircled by to the dexter a linden branch and sinister an elm branch both leaved Vert;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 14, 1989, in Volume 123, page 4560 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Joan Bouwmeester

Joan Bouwmeester

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government