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[British royal standard] image by Martin Grieve, 3 April 2007

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Use of the Royal Standard

As king, George V used the British Royal Standard.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 April 2002

Prince George, before his accession

[later King George V]

[Prince of Wales] image by Martin Grieve, 11 April 2007

Granted by 1907 to 1910. Shield of Arms of Saxony in centre of Royal Standard, White label with three points, all blank.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg
, 24 April 2002

The inescutcheon of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is on the standard of the Prince of Wales in the 1905 Flaggenbuch. According to my notes the same inescutcheon is on the standard shown in the 1907 Admiralty Flag Book. There was no edition in 1910, but in the 1915 edition the inescutcheon of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha had been replaced by the shield from the Welsh arms. It seems that this happened when George V granted arms to Edward (VIII) Prince of Wales in about 1910, but the inescutcheon of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha continued on the standards of the Duke of Connaught and 'Other Members of the Royal Family' until 1917 when the family name was changed to Windsor.
David Prothero, 12 February 2005

Queen Mary, Princess of Teck. 1913-1953

[Queen Mary, Princess of Teck] image by Martin Grieve, 17 April 2007

The Royal Standard, and her personal Standard as Victoria Mary, Princess of Teck, impaled.

A Standard for Queen Mary was introduced in 1913. In her personal Standard, the first and fourth quarters, the Arms of the Dukes of Teck, are the same as the British Royal Arms between 1801 and 1837, except that the inescutcheon of the Hanoverian Arms, (Brunswick, two lions passant guardant; Luneburg, lion and hearts; and Lower Saxony, horse), does not carry the central shield with the German Imperial Crown, and is not ensigned with the Electoral Bonnet or Royal Crown, items which belonged only to the head of the House of Hanover. In Britain the Arms are differenced with the label of the Dukes of Cambridge. They were granted to Adolphus Frederick, brother of King George IV, and passed to his daughter Mary Adelaide, who took them with her when she married Francis Paul, Duke of Teck. Their children combined the Cambridge Arms with those of Teck, which consisted of the Arms of Wurttenberg, or, three deer antlers sable, impaled with those of Swabia, or, three lions sable, with a black and gold lozengy inescutcheon, the Arms of Teck. The three black lions have red forepaws in memory of Duke Conradin of Swabia who at the age of sixteen was beheaded by Charles of Anjou in 1268. [Heraldry by O. Neubecker]
David Prothero, 17 April 2007

Princess Mary, Princess Royal

Eldest daughter King George V, 1897-1965

[Princess Mary] image by Martin Grieve, 17 April 2007

Royal Standard differenced by three point label charged with three crosses of St George.

The eldest daughter of the Sovereign is usually, but not automatically, granted the title Princess Royal. HRH The Princess Mary became HRH The Princess Royal in 1932, but seems not to have been granted a Standard of her Arms until about 1957. Her label is not shown in Campbell & Evans' Book of Flags until the 1957 edition, and the Standards of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret were said to be the only existing personal Royal Standards when the design of the Royal Standard was revised in 1956-57.

There is no definitive Standard for the Princess Royal as the charges on the label are the same as the charges on the Arms of its owner. Thus the charges on the Standard of the present Princess Royal are one heart and two St George.
David Prothero, 27 April 2007

Continued in: Reign of Edward VIII