Queen Elizabeth's tribute to 9/11 victims in 2001

Queen Elizabeth II requested the "Star Spangled Banner" as a tribute to those who died in the 9/11 attacks.

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- When the 9/11 attacks happened, Queen Elizabeth did something no one expected. She decided to play "The Star Spangled Banner" during the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, breaking a 600-year-old tradition in the process. Thousands of people gathered outside the Palace that day singing along to the American national anthem before a moment of silence to honor the victims of the attack.