Prime Minister Stephen Harper today unveiled a new personal flag, for use in Canada, created for His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge. The flag, whose creation and design were approved by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, will be flown for the first time tomorrow when The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Ottawa to begin their nine-day Royal Tour of Canada, from June 30th to July 8th.
“We are proud to be once again honouring members of the Royal Family with their own personal flag for use in Canada,” said the Prime Minister. “The flag is a testament to the special bond between Canada and the Royal Family and pays tribute to our shared history, traditions and institutions. It will be flown with great pride throughout the upcoming Royal Tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge”.
The new flag was developed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority at Government House in Ottawa. When The Duke of Cambridge is in Canada, his personal flag will be flown day and night at any building at which he resides and on all vehicles in which he travels. It is the first personal flag to be created for a member of the Royal Family since 1962, when it was announced that Her Majesty The Queen of Canada had adopted a personal flag for her own use in Canada.
The Queen has also approved the design and creation of a personal flag for future use in Canada by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.For a high definition image of the flag please visit: http://www.gg.ca/images/royal/cambridge.jpg