Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Royal Pregnancies
28. The Tower Of London Sets Off 62 Guns
The Tower of London sets off a 62-gun salute whenever a royal baby is born. The basic salute is 21 shots, which are fired to mark the royal event. Then an additional 20 shots are fired because the Tower is a Royal Palace, and then an extra 21 shots are fired for the City of London. The whole events lasts over 10 minutes, ensuring everyone in the city hears it and are alerted of the news.