Video: Coronation gun salute rings out around London for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

June 4, 2012


From The Telegraph: “A 41-gun Royal Salute echoed across London today, marking the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

“The salute, fired by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, coincided with gun salutes fired from official Saluting Points around the UK, including the Tower of London.

“Fired by six guns, it followed the Major General’s Parade which drew crowds to Horse Guards Parade today.” Editorial comment: —

In the United Kingdom, the 21-gun salute is called “the royal salute.” It is the traditional number of cannon shots used to honor the sovereign.
However, another tradition stipulates that when the cannons are fired from a royal fortress or park, an additional 20 shots are allowed. Thus, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee had this 41-gun salute.
“God save the Queen!”

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