After learning of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Queen ordered the national anthem of the United States to be played at the following day’s Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This is apparently the only time in history that the Changing of the Guard ceremony has been altered.
The Queen is said to have expressed “growing disbelief and total shock” upon hearing the news of the attacks.
This act alone serves as a reminder of the continued solidarity between our two nations.
September 11, 2001. A day we shall never forget.
God Save the Queen,
God Bless America.