I hope there are a few of you raising a glass to the â€œImmortal Memoryâ€ today and thinking of friends both old and new and wishing everyone health and prosperity and thinking of our famous history and leaders
"The Loyal Toast": Diners should stand - unless the company are naval officers who are specifically authorised to remain seated. (see our information sheet on the Loyal Toast). The toast itself, by Royal decree, is "The Queen".
The Immortal Memory toast: A Trafalgar Night speech is usually made by a guest of honour. If a speaker has not been arranged, the proposer of the toast will precede it with some Nelsonian comments, and can vary in length according to the custom of the diners. The toast itself is "The Immortal Memory" and is drunk standing in total silence. This is customary out of respect of the memory of the Admiral.
For the 200th anniversary, the original toast was reinstated and used by HM The Queen which is as follows:
"The Immortal Memory of Lord Nelson and those who fell with him"
There is no fixed music for such an occasion, but probably something of a patriotic nature could be used e.g. Rule Britannia