England will sing 'new national anthem' during the Autumn Nations Series - Ruck

England will sing ‘new national anthem’ during the Autumn Nations Series

Numerous small changes are expected as King Charles III becomes monarch following the tragic death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday.

She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.

The new King and his wife, Camilla, now Queen Consort, will return to London on Friday, Buckingham Palace said. He is expected to address the nation on Friday.

National anthem

The England Rugby national anthem — “God Save the Queen” or “God Save the King,” depending on who is reigning is not written into law, so its words could change immediately, making the first verse, the one traditionally sung:

God save our gracious king!
Long live our noble king!
God save the king!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the king.

One immediate question is whether fans embrace those tiny changes or continue singing “queen” — at least for now — in tribute to the much-loved Elizabeth.

According to the royal family’s official website, the National Anthem actually dates back to at least the 1700s, but could possibly be even older.


A poll of 5,000 England fans nevertheless saw the controversial tune rank above the national anthem.

#3.God Save The Queen

There have been calls for England Rugby to ditch God Save the King/Queen as their national anthem for years.

God Save The Queen Lyrics

God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour,
Long may she reign.
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen.