is canada part of the UK?

when the it's the independence day of Canada? and why does canada recognize the british Queen as Queen of Canada too? do the members of the royal british family are recognized in canada too like the princes charles as prince of canada?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Canada became independent on July 1st, 1867, so, rather a long time ago.

    In 1931, the then one Crown was divided, so each Commonwealth Realm (NOT Commonwealth country) would have it's own Crown. E.g., the Queen currently is the Head of State for 16 countries, including the UK, and Canada, but, all separately. So, the Queen of the UK is also the Queen of Canada, but, other than that, there is no correlation. If the UK became a republic, she will still be Canada's Queen.

    E.g., the Queen of the UK has NO power over Canada at all. The Queen of Canada has NO power over the UK. Yes, they are the same individual, but, totally different, and legally separate roles.

    Canada is not part of the UK at all, and has not been been for a very, very long time. Only the Queen has a title though, as titles are not permitted in Canada. So, there is no "Prince of Canada," as an example.

  • 7 years ago

    If on one hand you wonder if Canada is part of the UK [no it isn't, the Atlantic Ocean is in the middle] how in turn can one also wonder when Canada's Independence Day is?

    I don't think both can happen at the same time.

    Canada doesn't have an Independence Day, we're hardly the 13 Colonies either. Nor does one have to fight for something one already has and never lost.

    [noting Canada's history begins with the Paleo-Indians who crossed the land bridge thousand and thousands of years ago to the Viking arriving and the French arriving and the Brits arriving and the USA trying to invade unsuccessfully not once but twice]

    Canada has always maintained it's uniqueness. We're special that way :)

    "several other self-governing colonies of the British Empire were considered dominions equal in status to Canada. Only one other country actually used the title 'Dominion of…' in its full name however; the Dominion of New Zealand. The British used 'dominion' in a generic context to refer to any colony that was more or less self-governing. After the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931 the definition of dominion became lot more precise, with the British drawing a clear line of separation between what was a "dominion" and what was a "colony." From henceforth, a "dominion" was declared to be an independent country..."

    "and why does canada recognize the british Queen as Queen of Canada too?"

    Canada's system of government is one of the most stable in the entire world.

    Also unlike the Frances 'Fifth Republic' or the USAs Republic a/ we got our right the first time with a minimum of slaying ourselves in the process and b/ unlike a Republic we don't suffer the cost or inconvenience of having to change over our whole system of governance every time a new Party comes into power.

    "do the members of the royal british family are recognized in canada too like the princes charles as prince of canada?"

    Yes they hold titles, offered by the Canadian government [eg, people]... it is an extreme high honour they have accepted.

    And every year Canada sends our Queen a beaver hat on her birthday.

    Revolutions are nice but so is honoured tradition.

  • 7 years ago

    "is canada part of the UK?"

    Canada was founded by the French 479 years ago on July 24th, 1534.

    Canada remained French for 239 years - longer than the USA has existed as a country.

    Following a series of wars with France, Britain won full control of Canada in 1763.

    104 years later Canada became a country on July 1st, 1867.

    That's why Canada's official birthday is July 1st and Canada will be 146 years old this year.

    And why Canada's actual, technical birthday is July 24th when Canada turns 479 years old.

    But only the official birthday is celebrated as a national holiday.

    The House of Windsor is legally separate from the British government.

    Any nation that wants genuine royalty to represent its kingdom can have them provide it.

    That's why the Queen, Elizabeth Windsor II, is Queen of 16 separate countries worldwide.

    Britain is just one of them and not in charge of anyone except itself.

    There's no special titles for any members of the Canadian Royal Family except the monarch.

    Whoever is king or queen is specifically named king or queen of Canada.

    No offence, but either you were a crappy student in school or wherever you went to school has a crappy educational system.

    Because this is basic stuff you should've learned in grade school the same way Canadian school kids learn about the various systems of government in other countries.

  • 7 years ago


    Canada is a sovereign country, with its own constitution, government and armed forces.

    "Canada Day" is the national holiday celebrated on 1 July, commemorating the date of Confederation in 1867. It has nothing to do with "independence," as that word implies some sort of break from an oppressor. No, Confederation simply distinguished "British North America" as its own Dominion of Canada. Britain was then and has always been our closest relative.

    You may be confusing the British Commonwealth with the United Kingdom.

    Canada IS a constituent member country of The British Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is a collection of sovereign countries scattered all around the world that at one time in history were colonies of The British Empire and who have chosen to maintain a cordial and sympathetic relationship with Britain, and, more specifically, with the British monarchy. (It's odd, in a way, that the U.S.A. is not a member of the Commonwealth, as you always welcome and celebrate visits to your country of members of The Royal Family. Recall the mania that followed Princess Diana wherever she went in the U.S.)

    Another thing that may be confusing you is that Queen Elizabeth is the queen of all commonwealth countries. Therefore it is correct to say that Elizabeth is the Queen of Canada.

    Britain does not own the lands of Commonwealth countries, except in a strictly legalistic, fictive sense. In Canada, where there are vast tracts of unoccupied land, we denote those lands as "Crown" lands. It's just an archaic use of the words, The Queen does not in any way own Canadian lands.

    To further help you understand this fuzzy relationship, remember this: even in England the Queen's most vital role is not to govern, but to operate the institution of The Monarchy as a symbolic tie to a thousand years of national history, largely "remembered" by much majestic ceremonial activity, and to stand up for All that is Good and Right; to be the country's top diplomat and to discretely advise and be advised by the prime minister. Her Majesty is never involved in partisan politics, no matter what her personal opinions on issues may be.

    The Queen's role in Canada is largely the same, though at one remove, with a Governor General of Canada standing in every day to represent Her Majesty.

    One final note: a country's membership in the British Commonwealth is voluntary. The U.K. can not compel any former colony to join. On the other hand, the Queen may expel a country from it. South Africa under apartheid was made unwelcome.

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  • 7 years ago


    Canada Celebrates July 1.

    The QUEEN of CANADA is recognized by the British as also the Queen of Britain. Many famous people from the United Kingdom are recognised in Canada.

    Prince Charles is the Prince of Wales. There is no Prince of Canada just like there is no Prince of Britain.

    Kate is a very nice looking lady with a handsome husband. Many recognise who they are around the World. They also recognise many Canadians and have fond memories of their time in Canada just after their wedding.

    They look dashing in White Hats.

    Prince Charles and his Father and his Brothers Andrew and Edward have White hats too.

  • epona
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Canada is no longer "part of the UK." Canada NEVER was part of the UK. Canada was part of the British Commonwealth.

  • 7 years ago

    Canada day is celebrated on July 1st. Canada is a federal state governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. She is the head of state there becouse it is a commonwealth of England. And yes they have the same system as the brits exept the queen doesn't live there. It is not part of the UK which it only GB, whales and norhern ireland. It is a commonweath state

  • Magaro
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    that was history canada used to be part of the british empire

  • 7 years ago

    Over my dead body. (apologies to those from the UK I like)

    We are part of the common wealth, but I think that is different than the UK

    July 1 is Canada Day....not really independence day

    Meh....not queen of Canada....but skin off my ash, so she's cool

    No, he is the prince of Wales....but we still put on a circus when he comes here.

  • 7 years ago

    No it was in the British Empire (Commonwealth) and was under the control or Britain.

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