Queen Elizabeth’s Death Calls for a Change in the UK National Anthem as a King Now Reigns Over the People

Queen Elizabeth’s Death Calls for a Change in the UK National Anthem as a King Now Reigns Over the People

  • The passing of Queen Elizabeth II means that there will now be a change in the UK national anthem as a King takes power
  • With her son Prince Charles taking over the rule the lyrics will need to accommodate for a King and no longer a Queen
  • With Queen Elizabeth II reigned over the UK for 70 years, it has been a while since a King sat in the thrown of power

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A lot of change is set to come now that Queen Elizabeth II has died. With her son, Prince Charles taking over the rule, gone are the days of praising the Queen as a King is now in charge.

Queen Elizabeth II and British flags
Because Charles is taking the throne, the lyrics to "God Save the Queen" are changing to "God Save the King." Image: Getty Images
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One of the many changes that come with this monumental loss is that of the United Kingdom national anthem. As it stated "God Save the Queen”, that will now have to be changed to "God Save the King.”

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All of the lyrics will remain the same, other than "queen" being replaced with "king" and "she" and "her" being replaced with "he" and "him,” reported Insider.

"God Save the King” is not something new to the people of the UK, however, it has been a great deal of time since a King has been in the power seat. The official Royal Family website explains that the anthem was written to honour King George VI.

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Queen Elizabeth II is an iconic ruler whose reign has made a mark in history. Prince Charles will now be known as King Charles III as he takes his rightful seat on the thrown where his late mother ruled for 70 years.

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In related news, Briefly News reported that Queen Elizabeth II, who was England’s longest reigning monarch, had an intriguing life that captivated many.

In 2022, the 96-year-old officially ruled for 70 years after being crowned in 1953 at the tender age of 27, taking over from her father, the late King George, who had passed away in 1952.

In remembrance of the queen who has died today, on 8 September, Briefly News has compiled a list of five interesting facts about Her Majesty.

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