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St George’s Chapel sings ‘God Save the King’ as King Charles III departs memorial


An ancient tradition known as the ‘breaking of the wand’ took place today to symbolically mark the end of the Queen’s reign as St George’s Chapel burst into a rendition of ‘God Save the Queen’. 

In a moving ceremony, the Lord Chamberlain – who oversees much of the royal household – snapped his Wand of Office, before placing it to the Queen’s coffin before it was lowered into the Royal Vault. 

The breaking of the staff, which was traditionally used to discipline noisy courtiers, signifies the end of his service to the Queen. 

Andrew David Parker, who served as director general of MI5 from 2013 to 2020, had served from April last year. King Charles III will now appoint his own Lord Chamberlain to run the role under his new duties as monarch.

The ceremonial gesture, which took place at the Queen’s committal, was last performed more than 70 years ago at George VI’s funeral but this was the first time it has ever been televised. 

Shortly afterwards, the Queen was laid to rest with…



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