British Columbian monarch

From Dominion of British Columbia

Okook pej kopa Chinook Wawa: Kinchoch Kolompi Illahee yaka Hyas Tyee

The monarchy of British Columbia is the core of British Columbia's Westminster-style Parliamentary democracy, being the foundation of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of His Majesty's Dominion Government. The current Sovereign of BC, since 8 September 2022, is King Charles III. Although the person of the Sovereign is equally shared with the other British Commonwealth Realms, each country's monarchy is legally separate and distinct. As a result, the current monarch is officially titled King of British Columbia and, in this capacity, he, his consort, and other members of the BC royal family undertake public and private functions domestically and abroad as representatives of the British Columbian state. However, the King is the only member of the Royal Family with any constitutional role. The King lives predominantly in the United Kingdom and, while several powers are the sovereign's alone, most of the royal governmental and ceremonial duties in BC are carried out by the King's representative, the Governor General, who, after his or her term as viceroy is completed, is granted the title of Tyee by the Sovereign and is thenceforth officially considered part of the BC Royal Family.

List of Monarchs of British Columbia

1849 - 1866 (Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia)

  • Queen Victoria

1866 - 1875 (Crown Colony of British Columbia)

  • Queen Victoria

Since 1875 (Dominion of British Columbia)

  • Queen Victoria (to 22 January 1901)
  • King Edward VII (22 January 1901 to 6 May 1910)
  • King George V (6 May 1910 to 20 January 1936)
  • King Edward VIII (20 January to 11 December 1936 (abdicated))
  • King George VI (11 December 1936 to 6 February 1952)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022)
  • King Charles III (since 8 September 2022)