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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of United Kingdom.
Who wrote the British national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of United Kingdom officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of United Kingdom is "God Save the Queen".
In Use Since 1745; By Tradition, The Song Serves As Both The National And Royal Anthem Of The United Kingdom; It Is Known As Either "God Save The Queen" Or "God Save The King," Depending On The Gender Of The Reigning Monarch; It Also Serves As The Royal Anthem Of Many Commonwealth Nations.
National anthem of United Kingdom free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of United Kingdom's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to United Kingdom national anthem on Youtube
British anthem lyrics (Official English)
God save 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
O Lord our God arise
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall
Confound their politics
Frustrate their knavish tricks
On Thee our hopes we fix
God save us all
Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour
Long may she reign
May she defend our laws
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen
Not in this land alone
But be God's mercies known
From shore to shore
Lord make the nations see
That men should brothers be
And form one family
The wide world over
From every latent foe
From the assassins blow
God save the Queen
O'er her thine arm extend
For Britain's sake defend
Our mother, prince, and friend
God save the Queen
You can find more information about British anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the British national anthem sheet music - See link.


United Kingdom
British national symbol: lion (Britain in general); lion, Tudor rose (England); lion, unicorn, thistle (Scotland); dragon, daffodil, leek (Wales); harp, flax (Northern Ireland).

United Kingdom flag

Conventional short form country name: United Kingdom.
Conventional long form country name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; note - Great Britain includes England, Scotland, and Wales.
United Kingdom Government Type: constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm.
Constitutional monarchy is a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom. 
A Commonwealth realm is a sovereign state that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch, and has a royal line of succession in common with the other realms. There are sixteen Commonwealth realms.
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