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Why is Wales not represented on the Union Jack?

unionjack.jpgQuestion

Why is Wales not represented on the Union Jack flag? England and Scotland are there, but not Wales.
Eddie, Enfield

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Hadlee, Malborough
Qualification: Interest in history, and four GCSEs
Answer: The Kingdom of England annexed Wales, while England and Scotland entered a central political agreement. So the Scottish flag took a part of the new national flag, but Wales didn’t, as they has essentially been conquered.