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image by Nelson L. Roman, 28 September 2003
This is the official flag of the Palacio de Santa Catalina (Palace of Santa Catherine) also known as The Fortress, official residence of the governor of Puerto Rico and center of government of the executive branch. The flag consists of a white bottom with the official shield of Puerto Rico. This flag is raised in The Fortress next to the flags of the United States and Puerto Rico, being only used when the governor is in the island. When the governor is outside Puerto Rico, this flag is not raised indicating that the governor is outside of the island.
Nelson L. Roman, 28 September 2003
image by Eugene Ipavec, 2 December 2007
On the white flag with a seal is the official seal of Puerto Rico given by Spain in the early XVI century. In Latin it says "John is its name" since Puerto Rico was initially the name of the city 'rich port', and the island was called Saint John the Baptist, thus San Juan. The city and island names were flipped later since travelers
would always say they were traveling to Puerto Rico when going to the island.
Wesley Rosario, 31 October 2007
This Puerto Rican Governor flag as shown at 1934 National Geographic magazine.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 2 December 2007