The Sovereign's Flag
THE SOVEREIGN'S FLAG
The Sovereign uses the Australian Coat of Arms as the base for his own personal Australian flag which is flown, usually as a "Standard" (ratio 22:31), wherever he may be at a particular moment in Australia or when representing Australia abroad.
The crowned "E" set within the seven pointed star used on the national flag brings together both symbols - the Commonwealth and the national flag and the ermine border symbolises the joining together of the States into a Commonwealth. The design of the flag is heraldic.
At a change of reign many of the symbols used by the former monarch are not altered to those of the new monarch until it is needful to do so. In this way unnecessary costs in changing are reduced. In the case of the King's Australian Standard this becomes more complicated and thus timely. Until this matter is managed we have retained the details of Her late Majesty's Standard in order to provide some information
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