The flag of the United Kingdom, more generally know as the Union Jack, it's current design dates back to 1801 with the Union of Great Britain and Ireland, is to be replaced by a new multicultural flag in time to form part of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations next year.
The new 'flag of the UK' will no longer contain the colour blue, being replaced by a black equilateral cross with it's four arms bent at the ends to represent England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The remaining two colours of the Union Jack, red and white will be retained but will form a white circle around the new black, and red will surround the white circle.
Chosen by Her Majesty The Queen herself, the new 'flag of the UK' is intended to show the multicultural characteristics of modern day Britain, which is why it will contain both white and black colours, and also to represent the future rather than the past, further proof of Her Majesty's sincere wish to demonstrate to her subjects the royal family's modernistic attitudes.
The new flag design was criticized by lots of young British people we spoke to along London's Oxford Street yesterday, many pointing out that the new design, albeit pretty, yet doesn't appear to be new as such but bears a resemblance to a flag they'd seen in programs on one of the free view channels of their televisions. Frankly we didn't find even one elderly person yesterday afternoon who had a good word to say about it, but that was probably because elderly people do often find it difficult to change with the times!