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The Flag of Wales

Welsh Dragon

The 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.

Flag of Wales 1959- present
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The Flag of Wales

Royal Badge after its augmention of honour
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Royal Badge of Wales after its augmention of honour