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Duchy of Lancaster (United Kingdom)

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[Flag of England] image by Graham Bartram

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Description of the flag

The flag of the Duchy of Lancaster (and I assume that this is the flag of H.M. The Queen as Duke of Lancaster?) is the ancient Royal Banner of England - three gold lions passant on a red field - differenced with a blue label charged with gold fleur-de-lys. I have never actually seen it flown during Her Majesty's visits to the county (which doesn't, of course, mean that it wasn't so used), but very handsome it looks in Graham Bartram's book.
Christopher Southworth, 12 May 2004

You can occasionally see the flag flying outside the Duchy s offices in the Savoy, London. The building is on the corner of Waterloo Bridge and the Embankment, on the other side of the road from Somerset House. The flagpole is best seen from the Embankment. This is where I first came across the flag.
Graham Bartram, 13 May 2004

The Duchy of Lancaster was founded in the thirteenth century and is an extensive portfolio of land, property and assets held in trust for the reigning Sovereign of the United Kingdom, in their position as the Duke of Lancaster. The Duchy Office is located in the Savoy, London, at the centre of its historic urban estate and other holdings are in Wales, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and in Lancashire itself.

Source: Duchy of Lancaster, website,, consulted 23 July 2006
Colin Dobson, 23 July 2006

The Duchy of Lancaster is an integral part of the UK, but Duke of Lancaster is one of the Royal Titles, and since the time of Henry VII has always (at least up to now) been held by the reigning monarch.
Christopher Southworth, 1 April 2007