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Flags at the King's Birthday, Australia

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[King's Flag] image located by Miles Li, 12 June 2023

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Explanation of the flag

Here is a video of the King's Birthday celebration at the Government House, Sydney:

Also on parade were these flags:
Governor-General's Banner, Australian Navy Cadets
Duke of Edinburgh's Banner, Australian Army Cadets
Governor-General's Banner, Australian Air Force Cadets

What I find surprising however is the flying (or more precisely, 'breaking') of the British Royal Standard. In previous years, Queen Elizabeth II's Personal Flag for Australia would be flown; now that King Charles III is on the throne, and in the absence of a specifically Australian flag for His Majesty, the British Royal Standard was flown instead this year. But either way, I would presume that such personal flags should only be flown when the monarch is physically present?
Miles Li, 12 June 2023

The Royal Standard is ONLY to be flown when the Sovereign is present. Perhaps the King's Orders and Regulations restrictions only apply when it is the Standard of the realm of the realm in question.
Michael Halleran, 12 June 2023