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Category:Chapels Royal Canada

English: The Chapel Royal is the personal religious establishment of the British monarch, in right of either the United Kingdom or Canada, formally known as the royal Free Chapel of the Household. Emerging as a distinct body in the late 13th century, it formerly had no official base, but travelled, like the rest of the court, until James VI commissioned William Schaw to build a new Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle in 1594. In the 17th century the chapel had its own building in Whitehall, which burned down in 1698; since 1702 it has been based at St James's Palace.

The two currently regularly used British Chapels Royal are located in St. James's Palace in London: the Chapel Royal and the Queen's Chapel. There are additional Chapels Royal in Hampton Court Palace, and at the Chapels of St. John the Evangelist and St. Peter ad Vincula, both in the Tower of London. There are two Chapels Royal in Canada: Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks in Brantford, Ontario (elevated to a Chapel Royal by Edward VII in 1904) and Christ Church Royal Chapel in Deseronto, Ontario (elevated to a Chapel Royal by Elizabeth II in 2004). The two chapels in Canada symbolise the political and military alliance between the British Crown and the Mohawk Peoples.

The Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle in Ireland and the Chapel Royal in Brighton were formerly Chapels Royal.

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