Queen's University at Kingston was created by Royal Charter at the hand of Queen
Victoria in 1841. The Royal Charter has been amended many times over the years, most
recently in 2011 when the composition of the Board of Trustees and University Council
was changed. These changes have been made by the Parliament of Canada which has
exclusive jurisdiction over any changes to the Charter of Queen's University.
In order to make the Charter and the multiple amendments to that document more
accessible and understandable, we have created a consolidated Royal Charter. The
consolidated Charter, which is not a legal document, contains those parts of the original
Charter and subsequent amendments by Parliament which have continuing force and
validity. The language of the Charter and the amendments has been left is its original
form, so there is a mixture of older and more modern language.
If you wish to read the original Charter or any of the subsequent Acts which amended
the Charter, you will find those documents in the University Secretariat, Rm 153,
Richardson Hall, 613-533-6095, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Consolidated Royal Charter
Preamble To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: