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Royal Standard (after 1837)


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Collection Flags, United Kingdom
ExhibitionsRoyal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Prince of Wales
: King George V
VesselsVictoria and Albert (1899)

Object details:

Object ID AAA0806
Description The Royal Standard of the Prince of Wales. It is made of silk, machine-sewn and painted on the right side. It was flown on the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert 1899. The Prince of Wales in question would have been the future George V who became heir to the throne following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. The standard bears the modern royal arms: quarterly 1) and 4) England, 2) Scotland, 3) Ireland with a plain label argent and an inescutcheon of the arms of Wales, quarterly or and gules, with four lions passant guardant countercharged. This shield is ensigned with a prince's coronet. The arms of the children of the sovereign have a white label (strip) placed across the top. The children have a label with three points and the grandchildren five points. That of the Prince of Wales is plain, those of other family members charged with various devices.
Date made 1908

Artist/Maker Lane & Neave
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silk; linen; machine sewn; painted
Measurements Flag: 3860.8 mm x 7696.2 mm
  • Royal Standard (after 1837) (AAA0806)
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