Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 23, 2013 13:10 ET

Special Gun Salute Honours Birth of Royal Baby

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 23, 2013) - In celebration of the arrival of an Heir to the Throne born yesterday to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery from the Canadian Armed Forces fired a 21-Gun Royal Salute on Parliament Hill at noon today.

Royal or State Salutes, consisting of 21 rounds, honour the reigning sovereign, members of the Royal family, foreign sovereigns and members of their families, heads of state, and the Governor General of Canada.

"It is a great honour for the Canadian Army to fire this salute on behalf of the people of Canada," said Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army.

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