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Royal Standard (Thailand)

Maharaj Yai

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[King's Flag (Thailand)] 1:1 | 2:3
by Calvin Paige Herring
Flag adopted 1911

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From the Singha Beer source:

Maharaj Yai
The "Maharaj Yai" is a rectangular flag [similar to th-r-kng.gif above but with smaller Garuda], in the center of which is a red garuda set against a yellow background.

King Rama VI initiated the use of these two flags [the "Maharaj Yai" and the "Maharaj Noi"] as Royal Standards in B.E. 2454 [1911 AD]. The flying "Maharaj Yai" indicated the presence of the King, although the "Maharaj Noi" would be flown in its place whenever no 21 gun salute was ordered. These two are still in use — even to this day.

Santiago Dotor, 27 October 1999

[There is] reference of 2:3 version [in Album 2000]. In what circumastances would this be used?

Željko Heimer, 30 Mar 2003

Editor's note: see also the Personal Flag of H.M. King Bhumipol Adulyadej (Rama IX).