Royal Standard (after 1837)

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.

Object Details

ID: AAA0806
Collection: Flags
Type: Standard
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Lane & Neave
Places: United Kingdom
Vessels: Victoria and Albert (1899)
Date made: 1908
Exhibition: Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames
People: Prince of Wales; King George V
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Flag: 3860.8 mm x 7696.2 mm

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