FLASHBACK: Queen Elizabeth Broke Tradition, Had ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Played In Wake Of 9/11

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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As the world awaits updates on Queen Elizabeth’s worsening health situation and the U.S. approaches the 21st anniversary of the horrific Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, video showing Her Majesty bucking royal tradition to stand in solidarity with the U.S. has reemerged.

Queen Elizabeth broke longstanding tradition on Sept. 13, 2001 when she ordered “The Star-Spangled Banner” to be played outside Buckingham Palace in solidarity with Americans following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

More than 3,000 people gathered outside Buckingham Palace in the wake of the attacks, during which the Queen ordered the modification alteration to the changing of the guard ceremony.

Video footage shows an emotional crowd standing in solidarity as the music plays.

The Queen’s doctors recommended Thursday she be placed under medical supervision amid high concerns for her health. Her Majesty remains at Balmoral Castle, her home in Scotland, and her son, Prince Charles, grandsons Prince William and Harry, and other family members have rushed to be by her side. (RELATED: BBC One Suspends All Programming Until 6 P.M. Following Reports Of The Queen’s Health)

The Queen met Tuesday with Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, at Balmoral Castle, but canceled a Wednesday meeting with her Privy Council, a source told ABC News.