Protocol Matters

Vice-Regal Salute

The Vice-Regal Salute is a musical greeting and a mark of respect. It is performed whenever the Lieutenant Governor attends an official event.

The salute consists of the first six bars of the Royal Anthem, “God Save the Queen,” followed by a short version (the first four and last four bars) of the National Anthem, “O Canada.”

The Vice-Regal Salute was approved by Her Majesty in 1968.

Click here for printable sheet music of the Vice-Regal Salute.

Click here for an audio file of the Vice-Regal Salute played on piano.

Click here for an audio file of the Vice-Regal Salute played by orchestra.


Printable Instrumental Music for the Royal Salute

The following five pieces comprise one complete set of music: