- royal salute
- royal salute [royal salute] noun(in Britain) the firing of ↑cannons to mark certain royal or state occasions. These include the ↑Queen's Birthday, the opening of Parliament, and the visits of foreign heads of state. The guns are normally fired near the ↑Tower of London or in one of the ↑royal parks. The number fired varies according to the occasion. For example, 41 guns are fired when a child is born to a member of the ↑royal family.
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