the Union Jack


: the national flag of the United Kingdom

Examples of the Union Jack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Katharine, Duchess of Kent, represented the British Crown and presided over the lowering of the Union Jack and the raising of the red, yellow, and black flag of the newly independent Republic of Uganda. Herman J. Cohen, Foreign Affairs, 4 Jan. 2016 Some might call Julia Fox’s look a unique and offbeat tribute to British culture and Princess Diana, incorporating princess-like elements such as white lace, ribbons, and corsetry, as well as the Union Jack flag. Alex Kessler, Glamour, 20 Oct. 2023 The corner of the flag includes the Union Jack of the United Kingdom since the islands were once under Britain’s control. Olivia Munson, The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan. 2024 The fivesome arrived in tandem for a caroling service at Westminster Abbey on December 8, dressed in the red, white, and blue of the Union Jack. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 9 Dec. 2023 Some of the adornments featured photos of their three children — Michael, 26, Lola, 22, and Joaquin, 20 — while other mementos included a margarita ornament and one with the Union Jack flag. Erin Clements, Peoplemag, 4 Dec. 2023 For our money, this outfit is meant to represent a portion of the Union Jack (British flag). Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 6 Nov. 2023 The royal family website reported that the tree was planted in the same place the Union Jack flag once flew on the country’s first Independence Day celebration, which Prince Philip attended. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 The bike’s five-piece body and eight-liter fuel tank are finished in battleship grey and adorned with the Union Jack, the gold Méttise logo, and a reproduction of the star’s signature. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2023 See More

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“The Union Jack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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