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some Flags of Wales

The Welsh Dragon

Welsh Dragon

The modern flag of Wales features the red dragon of Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon (also spelled Cadwalader).  He was King of Gwynedd in north Wales from around 655 to 682 AD.

The Chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth portrayed him as the last in an ancient line to hold the title King of Britain.

The Welsh flag's white and green background represent the colours of King Llywelyn the Great. Llywelyn, full name Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, (c. 1173 – 11 April 1240) was also a King of Gwent in north Wales.  Eventually he ruled all of Wales for about 45 years.


The Flag of Wales

Flag of Wales 1959- present
Attribution:  Unknown  Vector graphics by Tobias Jakobs / CC0


Royal Badge of Wales after its augmention of honour

Royal Badge after its augmention of honour
Attribution: Sodacan This W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Inkscape. / CC BY-SA


The Banner/Flag of the Knights Templar Grand Prior of Wales

Banner Compressed

The Banner of the Grand Priory of Wales is based on the Flag of Wales with the addition, in the 'fly', of the Ancient Banner of the Knights Templar (black over white) overlaid with one of the traditional emblems of the Order (a red Maltese Cross).  The dragon also holds an augmentation of the Maltese Cross (reversed green over white).

The Banner was designed by the then Grand-Chaplain of Wales (now the Grand Prior).  The red dragon of Wales, in this particular case, is his own original design and, as such, is copyright as is the whole design.

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