Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Royal Salute for Princess Elizabeth's baby

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November 6, 1948

Royal Navy warships, wherever "they may be on the seven seas," will "fire a royal salute, " when the "news is flashed" of the birth of Princess Elizabeth's baby, according to the Associated Press.

The naval ships will be "dressed with masthead flags from the start of the salute until sunset."   If the "royal infant is born at night," the ships will fire the salute at the following day at an hour to be decided by the commanders in chief.

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