coronation there has been an increase
in government announcements in
regards to the various aspects of the
The Department of Canadian Heritage
recently released the design for the
King's Coronation Emblem. It is full of
symbolism regarding the outlook of the
King and how he views his role. From
The Royal Monogram (CIIIR) in the centre of the Emblem and the Royal
Crown at the top are personal symbols of The King.
The ring of triangular shapes evokes the image of a string of pennants
displayed for a celebration. These 13 shapes allude to Canada’s
provinces and territories, and their circular arrangement conveys the
idea of inclusion for all Canadians. The circle is also an important
concept for many Indigenous Peoples, symbolizing not only equity but
also the cycles of the natural world. The green colour of the shapes is
associated with the environment, which has long been an important
cause for His Majesty, and it symbolizes hope and growth.
Inclusion and togetherness are also represented by the white spaces
between the green shapes, which resemble paths leading to a central
meeting place. The entire white space can be seen as a sunburst,
symbolizing innovation and new ideas.
The Emblem was designed and painted by Cathy Bursey-Sabourin,
Fraser Herald at the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
opted for the Tudor Crown rather than St. Edward's Crown in
his cypher. Arguments largely fall into four categories:
1. To differentiate his reign from his mother's reign.
2. The Tudor Crown has a strong link with male monarchs.
3. A call-back to King Charles I after whom the King is named.
4. The simpler design fits the King's aesthetics better.
As briefly mentioned in the official description the emblem is
meant to convey people coming together and it is known the
King values his ability to bring people together to discuss
issues of concern.
Heraldic Authority, has worked in Canadian heraldry for over
30 years and was the first women to hold a state herald
position in the Commonwealth. She previously designed the
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Emblem. In early 2023 she was
made a member of the Royal Victorian Order, which is a
personal gift of the reigning monarch.
A Kisaragi Colour