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Will the British national anthem lyrics change after Queen’s death?

BY Sharmeen Hussain Sep 08, 2022. 10:36 pm UPDATED: Sep 18, 2022. 08:27 pm

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THE Queen passed away peacefully at 96, bringing an end to her illustrious reign and evoking mourning around the globe.

As Charles III takes over as king, a number of things will change, including the National Anthem.

The musical composition is sung at innumerable gatherings, among them international athletic events.

However, the song’s lyrics, which have referred to the Queen since February 1952, must now be changed.

Will the British national anthem lyrics change after Queen’s death?

The national anthem has traditionally been referred to as God Save The Queen throughout a large portion of the UK.

Though the song’s well-known lyrics have been changed to allude to Charles rather than Elizabeth, it will now go by the name God Save the King.

For instance, the last verse, which used the pronouns “she,” “her,” and “Queen,” will now be changed.

Under Charles III, they are: “May he defend our laws, And ever give us cause, With heart and voice to sing, God save the King!”

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What will the lyrics of God Save the King be?

The opening verses of the National Anthem will now be:

God save our gracious King!
Long live our noble King!
God save the King!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the King!

O Lord our God arise,

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Scatter his enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

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