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Culture Director Ludwina Fulford First To Sing National Anthem Officially

Director of Culture for the Turks and Caicos Islands, Ludwina Fulford, is slated to be the first individual in the territory to sing the new National Anthem in an official capacity when she performs “God Save The King” to mark King Charles III’s Proclamation Ceremony at Waterloo Grand Turk, Sunday.

Director of Culture Ludwina Fulford

The Governor’s Office has confirmed the director of culture vocalizing the anthem via statement on Saturday. The event will also include a 21-gun salute and three cheers for the late Queen Elizabeth II.

“The vocalist for the National Anthem – Ludwina Fulford – Director of Culture - will become the first person in the Turks and Caicos Islands to sing ‘God Save the King’. She will of course be supported by all those present,” the Governor’s Office said.

The National Anthem is as follows:

God save our gracious King!

Long live our noble King!

God save the King!

Send him victorious.

Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us,

God save the King.

Thy choicest gifts in store

On him be pleased to pour,

Long may he reign.

May he defend our laws,

And ever give us cause,

To sing with heart and voice,

God save the King.

The Proclamation will take place on the steps of the Governor’s Residence at 11:am, and members of the public are welcome to attend – as are you, the Governor’s Office has indicated.

The Proclamation Programme, according to the Governor’s Office, will be replicated in every Overseas Territory. Proclamations will also be read on Sunday in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The dignitaries that will join the Governor around the dais for the Proclamation are: The Premier; Chief Justice; Deputy Governor; Speaker of the House of Assembly; Deputy Premier; Attorney General; Leader of the Opposition; Canon Kendal and, representing the Uniformed Services: the Police Commissioner; Commanding Officer of the TCI Regiment and the Prison Superintendent.

In the meantime, the Governor’s Office has confirmed that the State Funeral will take place on Monday 19th September, and both the Governor and the Premier will travel to the UK to attend.

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