Manchester Pub Patrons Belt National Anthem After Death of Elizabeth II Announced

Patrons at a pub in Manchester, England, burst into song after news broke that Queen Elizabeth II had died at Balmoral on September 8.

Ben Plunkett, who recorded this video and posted it to Twitter, told Storyful when the news broke the “atmosphere was very somber.”

Plunkett wrote on Twitter that the pub had been “absolute rocking” just before, and said a “fantastic” three minutes of silence was observed before they started belting the national anthem.

The queen had served as the United Kingdom’s head of state since 1952; she was 96. Credit: Ben Plunkett via Storyful

Video transcript

[MUSIC - "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN"]

(SINGING) Send her victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us, God save the Queen. (APPLAUSE AND CHEERING)

Send her victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us, God save the Queen. (APPLAUSE AND CHEERING)

Send her victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us, God save the Queen. (APPLAUSE AND CHEERING)