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Queen leads tribute to Dame Vera Lynn as Charles and Camilla share sweet throwback photos

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Dame Vera passed away at the age of 103. Her songs during the Second World War helped raise British morale. Buckingham Palace revealed Her Majesty sent a private message to Dame Vera’s family.

Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also posted social media messages to honour Dame Vera.

On Instagram and Twitter, they posted a series of photos and wrote: “Remembering Dame Vera Lynn.”

On Thursday, the Lynn family released a statement saying: “The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers at the age of 103.”

One of her most notable songs, ‘We’ll Meet Again’, was referenced by the Queen in her April address to the nation over coronavirus.

Afterwards, Dame Vera said: “I watched the speech, which was wonderful, but I didn’t know she was going to finish with the words, we will meet again.
“I have met the Queen on a number of occasions.

“You have to have something and someone we can look up to and rely on in times of trouble – and Her Majesty is that person.

“It’s a good song, as it goes with anyone, anywhere, saying goodbye to someone.”

Last month, Dame Vera became the oldest person to enter the top 40 as he greatest hits album re-entered the charts.

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“Will be playing her music here today.”

Leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer said: “RIP Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart.

“Her songs still speak to the nation in 2020 just as they did in 1940.”

Sir Ed Davey, acting co-leader of the Liberal Democrats also said: “Vera Lynn was a national symbol in the 1940s and again in 2020, a totally unique legacy.

“She has given millions of people and several generations strength to see through traumatic times.

“My thoughts today are with her friends and family.”

Her family have said information on a memorial will be confirmed at a later date.

In a 1939 Daily Express poll servicemen voted for her as their favourite entertainer.



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