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Queen of Canada
Reine du Canada  (French)
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Elizabeth II
since 6 February 1952
Style Her Majesty
Heir apparent Charles, Prince of Wales
Residences Rideau Hall, Ottawa
La Citadelle, Quebec City
Website Monarchy and the Crown

The monarchy of Canada is at the main figure of Canada's constitutional federal structure and Westminster-style parliamentary democracy.

The monarchy is in charge of the executive (Queen-in-Council), legislative (Queen-in-Parliament), and judicial (Queen-on-the-Bench) branches of both federal and provincial jurisdictions.

The current Canadian monarch and head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 6 February 1952. Elizabeth's eldest son, Charles, Prince of Wales, is heir apparent.

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