The British National Anthem: God Save the Queen
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Royal Anthem Series: XXII Great Britain
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy located on the British Isles off the northern coast of Europe. At one point the U.K. was the most powerful country in the world with the British Empire ruling over roughly a quarter of the entire earth's surface and population. The reigning monarch is HM Queen Elizabeth II. The national anthem of Great Britain is "God Save the Queen". This is also the royal anthem of various Commonwealth countries such as Canada, Australia, Belize, the Bahamas, Jamaica and is one of the two national anthems of New Zealand. It has proven to be a very popular song and tune in monarchies around the world.