Royal Salute

Approved by Her Majesty in 1968, the Royal Salute is a musical greeting and mark of respect. It is performed whenever the Lieutenant Governor attends an event.

The salute consists of the first six bars of the Royal Anthem – God Save the Queen – followed by the first four and last four bars of O Canada.

The Royal Salute was known formerly as the vice-regal salute.

Note: For a pipe band, a combination of ‘Mallorca’ and ‘O Canada’ is played for the Royal Salute.

Sheet Music

The following five pieces comprise one complete set of music. They are downloadable PDFs.

To hear renditions of the Royal Salute and God Save the Queen, click on the links below.