Why Do Royals Sign With An R?

What does George RI mean?

Signed George RI, which stands for “Rex Imperator” or “King and Emperor”, it reads: “The Queen joins me in welcoming you on your release from the miseries and hardships, which you have endured with so much patience and courage..

How does the Queen sign off her letters?

When the monarch is in a working capacity, she will sign off as Elizabeth R; the ‘R’ stands for regina which means ‘queen’ in Latin. This signature is found on official documents and in any correspondence she’s writing in her role as sovereign.

Why does Queen Elizabeth sign with an R?

As for that signature—Elizabeth R—the R stands for Regina, which means “queen.” Regina is not actually part of the queen’s given name. She was baptized as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.

What does the ER stand for on the royal crest?

Elizabeth ReginaDuring the Diamond Jubilee celebration, you may see the letters “ER” on the Royal Crest. These letters stand for Elizabeth Regina or Elizabeth the Queen.