The national anthem is changed to “God Save the King” in service at Queen’s St Paul

The first official rendition of God Save the King is sung at St Paul’s Cathedral at the end of a Memorial service for the Queen.

The national anthem lyrics will change from “Queen” to “King” and “her victorious” to “him victorious” to mark this King Charles III has now taken over as monarch.

It comes after the crowd spontaneously sang the version of the song outside Buckingham Palace on Friday king arrived with queen.

The new lyrics are also expected to be sung at the Kia Oval on Saturday during England’s third friendly against South Africa, which was suspended on Friday following the Queen’s death.

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The royal family is not expected to attend the 6pm service at St Paul’s, which is open to the public and will be broadcast live by the BBC.

However, King Charles is expected to address the nation from which the sound will be played in the cathedral when it coincides with the service.

Earlier this morning, a total of 2,000 seats were allocated to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, with all bracelets for the evening service being distributed within three hours, a cathedral spokeswoman said.

A spokeswoman for the cathedral said Prime Minister Liz Truss will give a reading during the service and is expected by Lord Mayor Vincent Keaveny. The national anthem is changed to “God Save the King” in service at Queen’s St Paul

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