Welcome to Monarchy New Zealand
The monarchy is an important part of New Zealand. It’s a vital component of our government, a guarantee of our democracy, and a sign of our maturity and independence as a nation. It's a bond we freely share with other countries and a link between our past, present, and future. It's many things to many people, but most importantly, it's something all Kiwis can be proud of.
The story of our monarchy is as long, and rich, and colourful as all the other strands that make up the history of Aotearoa. This website tells that story, the story of how an ancient tradition from the other side of the world evolved to become a young, vibrant, and truly Kiwi institution.
New Zealand Honours
“I declare before you all, that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service, and to the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.” On the occasion of her 21st birthday, while on her first official overseas engagement, the…
Today, New Zealand celebrates the Queen of New Zealand’s extraordinary reign. Though Queen Elizabeth surpassed Queen Victoria’s reign, as our longest serving Head of State, back in 2013, the occasion is being marked around the world and throughout the Commonwealth on 9 September 2015. The Queen has reigned for 63…