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 Queen or the Governor-General. Other words that claim or imply the patronage of the Queen or another member of the Royal Family are similarly protected, and their use requires the express authorisation of the Queen.
The Ministry has prepared guidelines on the use of the word "Royal" which explains the process for obtaining authorisation.
Portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Buckingham Palace issued portraits in 2012 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wearing their New Zealand honours. These photographs can be downloaded for free use by private individuals and by non-profit organisations such as schools, charities, military organisations and local authorities. The photographs are not for commercial use and copyright for all images is owned by the Royal Household. For other purposes, please contact Government House at email@example.com.
Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand features information about the Royal family.
The Ministry's NZHistory.net website features the following Royal events.