Talk:Dependent territory flags
Many of these flags are wrong.
- We had a lot of vandalism that went unchecked. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 03:00, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies are not part of the United Kingdom. To quote a 2012 policy document from Her Majesty's Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office “The Territories have a unique relationship with the United Kingdom. They are constitutionally separate from the UK." and another here. “The UK, the Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies form one undivided Realm, which is distinct from the other States of which Her Majesty The Queen is monarch.”
This means there are 3 Crown Dependencies: The Bailiwick of Guernsey, The Isle of Man and The Bailiwick of Jersey. (At one time, both Jersey and Guernsey were one Bailiwick of the Channel Islands).
The Bailiwick of Guernsey comprises three independent jurisdictions, each with their own legislature and autonomy in domestic affairs: the States of Guernsey, The States of Alderney and the Chief Pleas of Sark.
The States of Guernsey comprises several islands, one of which is the Island of Herm (which is owned by Guernsey and is not independent.