We have now reached the 11th section of the service.
XI. The Putting on of the Crown
Then the people shall rise; and the Archbishop,
[St Edward's Crown.]
standing before the Altar, shall take the Crown into his hands, and laying it again before him upon the Altar, he shall say:
O God the Crown of the faithful:
Bless we beseech thee this Crown,
and so sanctify thy servant ELIZABETH
upon whose head this day thou dost place it
for a sign of royal majesty,
that she may be filled by thine abundant grace
with all princely virtues:
through the King eternal Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the Queen still sitting in King Edward's Chair, the Archbishop, assisted with other Bishops, shall come from the Altar: the Dean of Westminster shall bring the Crown, and the Archbishop taking it of him shall reverently put it upon the Queen's head. At the sight whereof the people, with loud and repeated shouts, shall cry,
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
The Princes and Princesses, the Peers and Peeresses shall put on their coronets and caps, and the Kings of Arms their crowns; and the trumpets shall sound, and by a signal given, the great guns at the Tower shall be shot off.
The acclamation ceasing, the Archbishop shall go on, and say:
God crown you with a crown of glory and righteousness,
that having a right faith and manifold fruit of good works,
you may obtain the crown of an everlasting kingdom
by the gift of him whose kingdom endureth for ever. Amen.
Then shall the choir sing:
Be strong and of a good courage:
keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.
And the people shall remain standing until after the Homage be ended.
God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save The Queen!
Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen!
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
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PLEASE PRAY FOR THE WELFARE OF PRINCE PHILIP WHO HAS JUST BEEN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL.
Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital for an exploratory operation, Buckingham Palace says.
He was admitted to the London Clinic "following abdominal investigations" and is expected to stay in the hospital for up to two weeks.
The Duke of Edinburgh will be 92 on Monday 10 June.