TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Britain’s national anthem ‘God Save The Queen’ is reportedly being changed to ‘God Save the King’ following the change of throne in the UK since Queen Elizabeth II has died Thursday, September 8, 2022.
After the departure of Queen Elizabeth II, the Kingdom English will be ruled by the King as the late Queen’s eldest son and former Prince of Wales, now known as King Charles III, will succeed to the throne in the order of succession.
reported from metro.co.uk, Please note that the national anthem of the United Kingdom has become a royal anthem in other Commonwealth countries, such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Bahamas.
Another fact is that the national anthem adopted for more than 250 years will change with each change of direction in the United Kingdom. Finally, this song is dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II who turns 96 during her 70-year reign.
In light of his passing, the national anthem will remain the same, but only the lyrics will be changed to “God Save The King”. Even during the reign of the Queen’s father, King George VI, who died in 1952, the national anthem was not used.
If you look at its history, then this national anthem has been created since the 18th century. Launch royal.uk“May God Save the King” The first was made when Prince Charles Edward Stuart defeated King George II’s army at Prestonpans in 1745.
News of the victory spread widely. Then the leader of the group at the Theater Royal, Drury Lane, immediately made an arrangement for “God Save The King” whose tone and lyrics were 17th century. The song contains two stanzas, but was heard successfully by all Britons.
Then this song is often sung outside the kingdom. Interestingly, this semi-patriotic song is often used to welcome the king as he enters the playhouse, which is considered a hit as it is still played every night from different directions.
The words used today are those sung in 1745, substituting “Queen” for “King” in an effort to adjust who owns the throne. At various official events, only the first verse is usually sung. Here are the full lyrics.
God Save The Queen Full Lyrics
God protect our gracious queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God Save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God Save the Queen.
Your best gifts in store
Please pour over her,
May she reign long.
May she defend our laws,
And always give us a cause,
Sing with heart and voice,
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