The Queen's Personal Flag
The Personal Flag of Queen Elizabeth
is used in Commonwealth of Nations
which are not Commonwealth
. The flag was created in 1960 and first used in 1961 for the
Queen's visit to India..
The flag is the crowned letter 'E' in gold, surrounded by a garland
of gold roses on a blue background, with a golden fringe. The crown
is a symbol of the Queen's rank and dignity, whilst the roses
symbolise the countries of the Commonwealth.
The design is used as disc and appears in the Royal Standards of
Australia, Barbados, Canada and New Zealand.
The flag was created upon the Queen's request in December 1960 to
symbolise her as an individual and not associated with her role as
sovereign of any particular Commonwealth realm
Over time, the flag started to be used in place of the Royal Standard
Queen visits Commonwealth countries where she is not head of state
and for Commonwealth occasions in the United Kingdom, and
symbolises the Queen's role as Head of the Commonwealth
Queen visits Marlborough
House in London, headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat, her
personal flag is raised and not the Royal Standard.
- Flags of the World- Flags of the Royal Family,
- Royal Insight Mailbox, September 2006.