Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)
BRITISH ROYAL GUN SALUTES
Royal gun salutes are fired to mark special anniversaries and constitutional events:
The royal salute is 21 rounds--though 41 are fired at Hyde Park (a Royal Park) and the Tower of London (a Royal Palace and Fortress). On royal anniversaries the tower fires 62 rounds--the additional 21 "for the City of London." When the Queen's official birthday coincides with the Duke of Edinburgh's actual birthday, the Tower of London fires a total of 124 rounds--i.e., 62 rounds twice.
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