The Statue of Britannia in Plymouth. Britannia is a national personification of the UK.
The flag of the United Kingdom is the Union Flag. It was created by the superimposition of the Flag of England, the Flag of Scotland and Saint Patrick's Flag
in 1801. Wales is not represented in the Union Flag as Wales had been
conquered and annexed to England prior to the formation of the United
Kingdom. However, the possibility of redesigning the Union Flag to
include representation of Wales has not been completely ruled out. The national anthem of the United Kingdom is "God Save the King",
with "King" replaced with "Queen" in the lyrics whenever the monarch is
a woman. The anthem's name remains "God Save the King".
Britannia is a national personification of the United Kingdom, originating from Roman Britain. Britannia is symbolised as a young woman with brown or golden hair, wearing a Corinthian helmet and white robes. She holds Poseidon's three-pronged trident and a shield,
bearing the Union Flag. Sometimes she is depicted as riding the back of
a lion. At and since the height of the British Empire, Britannia has
often associated with maritime dominance, as in the patriotic song Rule, Britannia!. The lion symbol is depicted behind Britannia on the British fifty pence coin and one is shown crowned on the back of the British ten pence coin. It is also used as a symbol on the non-ceremonial flag of the British Army. The bulldog is sometimes used as a symbol of the United Kingdom and has been associated with Winston Churchill's defiance of Nazi Germany.
Within the United Kingdom