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Protectorate Jack

The Protectorate Jack was the flag of the Protectorate of England from 1658 to 1660. It consisted of the Union Jack with an Irish harp in the centre. The Protectorate Jack replaced the Commonwealth Jack and was in turn replaced by the restored Union Jack symbolising the united crowns of England and Scotland, in 1660, following the restoration of the monarchy under King Charles II. The Union Jack, in a redesigned form, became the official flag of the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707.