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The Prince of Wales

Ottawa, Ontario
Registration of the Flag of the Prince of Wales for personal use in Canada
September 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 69

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A banner of the Arms of Her Majesty in Right of Canada debruised of a hurt environed by maple leaves Or and charged with the Badge of the Heir Apparent proper, and of a three-point label Argent;



The banner of the Royal Arms of Canada indicates that the Prince of Wales is the heir to Canadian Crown. The three-point label is the mark of an eldest son. In the centre, the badge, commonly known as The Prince of Wales’s feathers, is the personal emblem of the heir apparent to the Sovereign. The maple leaves represent Canada.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 24, 2012, in Volume 146, page 748 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

College of Arms / Collège d’armes and/et Cathy Bursey-Sabourin

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Recipient Information

Royal Family

The personal Flag of The Prince of Wales for use in Canada was approved by Her Majesty The Queen by Letters Patent dated 31 May 2011.