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Jersey boats may fly own ensign

The new design features the Plantagenet crown

Jersey-registered boats could fly their own version of the UK's Red Ensign after the Queen approved a new design.

The ensign is a red flag, with a union flag in one corner, flown from British-registered ships to show their origin.

Other crown dependencies have a defaced version, carrying a badge or crest, and Jersey's maritime authorities have sought one for the island.

The ensign, with Jersey's coat of arms and a crown, needs additional approval from the States before it can be used.

The States has opened the design up to public consultation and is welcoming comments on the move until the end of the month.

The government said the crown used is the Plantagenet crown, dating back to King John, which symbolises the link between Jersey and the British Crown.

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