|The Vice-Regal Salute accorded to the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba is a musical greeting and mark of respect performed in the presence of The Queen's representative. It consists of the first six bars of the Royal Anthem, "God Save The Queen", followed by a short version (the first four bars and the last four bars) of the National Anthem, "O Canada".||
Listen to the Vice Regal Salute
It is played at the opening of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, military march-pasts and other events attended by the Lieutenant Governor. Because it is a salute to the Lieutenant Governor, the audience does not sing either of the abbreviated anthems when the Vice-Regal Salute is played. It is played when His Honour reaches the dias in the case of ceremonial functions and when he reaches his seat in the case of other events.
The Vice-Regal Salute was approved by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968. The same salute is used for the Governor General and for the Lieutenant Governors of the other nine provinces.
The Lieutenant Governor is entitled to a 15-gun Royal Salute on the occasion of the opening of the Legislative Assembly and when making an official visit to a military saluting base within Manitoba.
A Guard of Honour is accorded to the Lieutenant Governor on the occasion of the opening of the Legislative Assembly and may also be mounted on other occasions of provincial significance.