DAME Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins have teamed up to record a duet of We’ll Meet Again following the Queen’s powerful weekend address to the nation.
Money raised by the single will go to NHS Charities Together, which supports frontline health workers and volunteers.
In her rare televised message last Sunday night, Her Majesty appeared to reference the wartime anthem, reassuring the millions of people who are separated from their friends and loved ones: “We will meet again.”
The phrase was seemingly a nod to the wartime anthem by Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera, who helped raise British spirits during the Blitz.
Dame Vera, 103, first recorded the song of hope in 1939.
Dame Vera said: “The words ‘We’ll meet again’ speak to the hope we should all have during these troubling times.”
Jenkins said: “As Dame Vera herself has said, while the lyrics of We’ll Meet Again take us back to the time of WW2, the sentiment feels appropriate and meaningful today and relevant to the current crisis.
“It is a song of hope and Dame Vera and I sing this in honour of (and in aid of) our superhero NHS workers and their families. They are putting themselves at risk to ensure we will meet our dearest again.”
The new version will be released on Saturday.