Story: National anthems

State opening of Parliament, 1986

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Phillip, presided over the state opening of Parliament in 1986 during an official visit to New Zealand. On that occasion 'God save the Queen' was played (but not sung) as part of the royal salute. 

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National anthems - New Zealand’s anthems', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/33760/state-opening-of-parliament-1986 (accessed 21 November 2018)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012