The Lieutenant Governor's personal flag bears the Alberta Shield of Arms circled with ten gold maple leaves and surmounted by a royal crown on a field of blue.

The flag is flown from the roof of the Legislature Building, alongside the Alberta flag, the Canadian flag and the Royal Union flag. When the  flag is displayed at the Legislature it indicates that the Lieutenant Governor is in the Province.

The Governor General of Canada approved the flag, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 28th, 1981. While it is sometimes referred to as the Lieutenant Governor's personal standard, this is incorrect in accordance with flag etiquette in Canada.

Guidelines for flying the Lieutenant Governor's flag

The personal flag is flown at Government House when the Lieutenant Governor is present and from the flagpoles of buildings where official duties are carried out. It is not flown inside a building (in a dining hall for example) but rather outside to indicate the presence of the Lieutenant Governor on the premises.

The flag is never flown on or inside a church and never lowered to half-mast. On the death of a Lieutenant Governor, while in office, the flag is taken down until a successor is sworn in.


The Lieutenant Governor's flag has precedence over all other flags in Alberta, including the national flag, with the exception of the King's Personal Canadian Flag and the Governor General's Flag. The Queen's Personal Flag or the Governor General's Flag do not displace the Lieutenant Governor's Flag from the Legislature Building or Government House when those dignitaries visit the province. With the Lieutenant Governor being The King's Representative, her flag has precedence over that of a member of the Royal Family, other than The King.

The Administrator of the Government of the Province is entitled to fly the personal flag when performing the duties of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.