11 May 2001
A Standard, possibly relating to the Order of the Star of India
A flag of fine dark blue silk, 35in. x 45in. (89cm. x 114cm.), edged with blue and gold fringe, small Union in the canton, the centre of each side bearing a massive seven-pointed Star in gold embroidery, beneath a KC embroidered in gold and silk in proper colours, an appliqué scroll of white silk below, edged with yellow and inscribed in blue silk embroidery HEAVEN'S LIGHT OUR GUIDE, together with its gold/crimson cord with fine bullion tassel finials
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