God Save the Queen

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God Save the Queen

  1. The national anthem of the United Kingdom when the current monarch is female.


God Save the Queen

  1. (UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand) An expression of one’s patriotism and hope for the long life of the monarch, especially in her presence.
  2. (UK) A formal statement at the end of many proclamations issued by the UK's queen or in her name.
  3. (UK) A formal declaration following the death of a reigning monarch when the next monarch is female.
    The King is dead! God save the Queen!

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Used in countries of the British Commonwealth and historically in countries of the former British Empire.