Use of the word "Royal" in organisational names or in business is an offence under the Flags, Emblems and Names Protection Act 1981 if it does not have the express authorisation of the King or the Governor-General. Other words that claim or imply the patronage of the King or another member of the Royal Family are similarly protected, and their use requires the express authorisation of the King.
The Ministry has prepared guidelines on the use of the word "Royal" which explains the process for obtaining authorisation.
Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand features information about the Royal family.
The Ministry does not have any printed resources featuring the official portrait of the King.
At the present time there is no official portrait of King Charles III. An official portrait might not be forthcoming until after the coronation which could be up to a year away. Until an official portrait of King Charles III is available, it is advised that portraits of the late Queen should be left in place. Further guidance will be made available on how portraits of the late Queen and Prince Phillip should be handled once the portrait of the King is available.
Visit the Governor-General's website for the official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022.
Updated on 27th September 2022