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Dame Vera Lynn would be ‘terribly upset’ over Queen’s death

Dame Vera Lynn would and Queen Elizabeth

‘I know that my Mother would have been terribly upset at Her Majesty’s passing. They had known each other since my Mother was asked to sing at Princess Elizabeth’s 16th Birthday party at Windsor. She felt such a close affinity with The Queen, not only because of their shared dedication to so many charities, but also of course because of their major contributions during World War 2; Her Majesty driving around the country in lorries, as well as knowing how to sort them out mechanically, but also all the other work she did in helping people and keeping up their morale, as did my Mother on a completely different level. The Queen as has been mentioned, had a wonderful sense of humour, and there was always a twinkle in her eye.

Obviously I and my family are very upset as are so many people in this country and around the world at Her Majesty’s passing, not least because it has brought back my own Mother’s passing two years ago, as I am sure it has for so many other people who have lost loved ones, and therefore I am sure we are all doubly upset. However, I know that my Mother would probably say that very well-known expression of hers ‘We’ll meet again,’. to which her Majesty made reference in her Covid speech to the nation, ‘ We WILL meet again.’ I know that they actually believe that too.

All our thoughts and love go to His Majesty King Charles 111, and of course to all the Royal Family.’

Virginia Lewis-Jones

Dame Vera Lynn Memorial Statue