Katherine Jenkins recorded a version of the new national anthem God Save The King for BBC Radio 4.
The classical singer, 42, who has performed for the Queen many times, said it was a “great honor” to be selected to record the new national anthem for the first time since Queen Elizabeth II’s death. .
She said: “I only have the best memories of singing the national anthem for the Queen, memories I will always cherish.
“While my heart is heavy with grief, it is a great honor to sing this song for the first time today and to sing it with confidence that the reign of King Charles III will be happy and glorious.”
Jenkins, who recorded the song in a small church in a remote part of Sussex, had a moment of silence and prayer before “singing from the heart”.
The lyrics include the lines: “God save our merciful King, long live our noble King, God save the King.”
The song closed the extended World At One program on BBC Radio 4 on Friday.
Jenkins has performed at a number of royal events including the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle in 2016.
She also participated in the Queen’s Platinum weekend celebrations, including performing at a special outdoor concert at Sandringham with the Army Wives Choir, and appearing in Song Praise: Special of the Platinum Year Holiday.
She was one of the stars on the bill for the recent A Gallop Through History event, which aired on ITV and featured stars such as Tom Cruise, Dame Helen Mirren and comedian Omid Djalili.
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Following news of the Queen’s 96-year-old death on Thursday, Jenkins shared a series of pictures of her greeting the monarch.
“On this heartbreaking day, I send you my thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to King Charles, the Royal family and to the British and members of the commonwealth across the globe,” she wrote. all over the world.
“Your Majesty, thank you for all you have given. You have been a selfless constant in our lives, knowing what to say in our darkest hours.
“You have inspired us with your dignity, your duty and your grace. I am proud to have lived during your reign, honored to sing to you and honored to know you. “
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/katherine-jenkins-sings-god-save-the-king-for-bbc-radio-4-41976866.html Katherine Jenkins sings God Save The King for BBC Radio 4