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
Chair of Monarchy New Zealand, Dr Sean Palmer, welcomes the enactment of the Royal Succession Act. Today, at a special meeting of the Executive Council, the Governor-General of New Zealand promulgated the Royal Succession Act Commencement Order 2015. The Royal Succession Act 2013 was passed in December 2013 to implement…
On 26 January, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that Prince Philip, the consort to the Queen of Australia for more than 60 years was to be honoured for his contributions to Australia and the world with an Australian knighthood. The response from criticism that erupted from the media, segments of…