Royal recognition in Canada is accorded through a variety of honours and awards, including the Royal Victorian Order, Medal, and Chain; Vice-Regal and Commissioners’ Commendations; and Vice-Regal and Commissioners’ Recognition Badges. On Her Majesty’s Service examines the history and development of these marks of honour from the Crown in detail and also provides complete lists of Canadian recipients and a section on heraldry.
The Royal Victorian Order and Medal have been used since 1896 to honour Canadians who have rendered extraordinary or personal services to the Sovereign, while the Royal Victorian Chain was instituted in 1902. The Vice-Regal and Commissioners’ Commendations are valuable awards presented by lieutenant-governors and territorial commissioners for important services to a viceregal or territorial commissioner; lieutenant-governors, territorial commissioners, and their spouses are accorded royal recognition through the Vice-Regal and Commissioners’ Recognition Badges.
About the author
Christopher McCreery holds a doctorate in Canadian political history from Queen_s University and is the author of more than ten books, including The Beginners Guide to Canadian Honours and Canadian Symbols of Authority. He is private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He lives in Halifax.
Reviewed with The Beginner's Guide to Canadian Honours:
..two timely, comprehensive and well-written volumes. Christopher McCreery has once again provided us with valuable reference books on the Canadian Crown."
Canadian Monarchist News
Other titles by Christopher McCreery
A Resilient Crown
Canada's Monarchy at the Platinum Jubilee
Canada's Deep Crown
Beyond Elizabeth II, The Crown's Continuing Canadian Complexion
Government House Halifax
A Place of History and Gathering
Fifty Years Honouring Canadians
The Order of Canada, 1967–2017
Savoir Faire, Savoir Vivre
Rideau Club 1865–2015
Commemorative Medals of The Queen's Reign in Canada, 1952-2012
Commemorative Medals of The Queen's Reign in Canada, 1952–2012
Canadian Symbols of Authority
Maces, Chains, and Rods of Office
La feuille d'erable et la Croix-Blanche
The Authentic Voice of Canada
R.B. Bennett Speeches in the House of Lords, 1941-1947