Statement of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is deeply saddened by the news of the death of our beloved Queen, Elizabeth II, who dedicated her life to our country and the Commonwealth. What a remarkable gift of service her reign represented, and this service touched the Society as it did so many other organizations with charitable missions, including those with a focus on the discipline of geography, the preservation of wildlife, and the environment. It was Her late Majesty who in 1957 conferred upon the Canadian Geographical Society the honour of its Royal prefix. It was in the Queen’s name that the RCGS was issued its achievement of arms in 1958, and its iconic Compass Rose Flag in 1992. The Queen’s Representative, now the King’s Representative — the Governor General of Canada — has always served as Society Patron. We at the RCGS and Canadian Geographic join all those in Canada, and around the world, in mourning this terrible loss, and in expressing our deepest condolences to King Charles III and the Royal Family.

God Save The King.