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The Queen And Canadian Post-Nominals

Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Diamond JubileeWhat Canadian post-nominals does Queen Elizabeth II have the right to?

Her Majesty has the right to the letters U. E., which stands for unity of the empire.  In 1789, the governor general, Lord Dorchester, decreed that the loyalists from the American revolution who had “adhered to the unity of the empire and joined the royal standard in America, before the treaty of separation in the year 1783 would be entitled to a “Mark of Honour” and could designate themselves “United Empire Loyalists.”

If Queen Elizabeth II is descended from two Loyalists, one on her mother’s side and the other on her father’s, and could designate herself “UE” if she so wished.

From – “Now You Know Royalty” by Doug Lennox 2009

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