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Royal Standard (1801-1816)
A Royal Standard (1801-16), made of hand-sewn, wool bunting. The design is appliquÃ”Ã²Ã¡â”¬Â«d with the details painted. It belonged to Lieutenant James Everard (1796-1825). The comparatively crude version of the royal arms has some losses at the fly end of the flag. The surface is distorted by repairs to tears and there is no hoist, the edge of the flag is simply turned over the rope.
The standard is quartered with the arms of England (in the first and fourth quarters), Scotland and Ireland, with an inescutcheon containing the arms of Hanover overall, the crown of Charlemagne in the centre and an electoral bonnet on top. The electoral cap is only present on the Royal Standard between 1801 and 1816.
When the union of the Irish and Westminster parliaments took place in 1801, with corresponding changes in flags and banners, George III took the opportunity to abandon the title of King of France. The royal arms were altered, and the French royal arms (three gold fleurs-de-lis on a blue background) was removed from the second quarter.
Original size: 1600 mm x 2159 mm
- Image reference: L0161
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London