The Loyal Toast

The first and principal loyal toast, as approved by The Queen, is 'The Queen'. It is incorrect to use such forms as 'I give you the loyal toast of Her Majesty The Queen'. To obtain the necessary silence, the toastmaster may say, without preamble, 'Pray silence for ...'.

The second loyal toast which, if given, immediately follows the first, is likewise limited to 'The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and the other members of the royal family'.

The loyal toast in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside follows the traditional wording used in the County of Lancaster: that is, 'The Queen, Duke of Lancaster'. This toast is used throughout the northwest of England and at Lancastrian organisations elsewhere.

In Jersey the toast of 'The Queen, our Duke' (i.e. Duke of Normandy) is local and unofficial, and used when only islanders are present. This toast is not used in the other Channel Islands.

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