What is The National Anthem of England?

Although England does not have a National Anthem of its own, it generally uses the National Anthem of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; namely “God Save the Queen”’ as its National Song. This is also the Commonwealth Anthem. This national song is sung before international football and rugby matches. “God Save the Queen” was composed in the 18th century by Thomas Augustine Arne. The first time it was ever sung was in 1745, during the Jacobite invasion of England.

Original lyrics:

God save great George our king
God save our noble king,
God save the king!
Send him victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God save the king!


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