This drawing served to produce the regimental cap badge. The design has not changed until present day, and The Royal Canadian Regiment members continue to wear the same insignia. Queen Victoria’s royal cypher is surmounted by the St Edward’s Crown in the center of the eight-pointed star. A special dispensation was obtained in 1919 to use this royal cypher on the regimental cap badge, in perpetuity; the dispensation was necessary because protocol requires that all military units in the British Commonwealth display the royal cypher of the living monarch. The acronym VRI comes from the Latin “Victoria Regina et Imperatrix”, which means Victoria Queen and Empress.