During a call with WWII veterans today, Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed that their two older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have been learning the lyrics to "We'll Meet Again" as part of a school project.
Vera Lynn's classic song became something of an unofficial national anthem for Britain during the war. And today, to mark the 75th anniversary of VE day, people across the UK joined in a rendition of the tune.
"The school has set all the children a challenge, and they're currently trying to learn the lyrics and the song to 'We'll Meet Again,'" Kate shared. "Hopefully putting that all together. So it's been really lovely having that playing every day."
The song has likely taken on a special meaning for Prince George, who just recently started learning about the war.
"George is just starting to learn about the Second World War," Kate noted on the call, which can be seen in full above. "He would be really honored to come and speak to you, so maybe another time George could have a quick chat with you to hear all your stories as well," she said.
During the Cambridge's conversation with four veterans at the Royal British Legion's Mais House Care Home, Prince William made it clear that despite the lockdown impacting plans for VE Day anniversary celebrations, "everyone's still thinking of you all and are very proud of everything you've achieved."
Queen Elizabeth said something similar in her address to the nation, which was broadcast today.
"Today it may seem hard that we cannot mark this special anniversary as we would wish. Instead we remember from our homes and our doorsteps. But our streets are not empty; they are filled with the love and the care that we have for each other," she said.
"And when I look at our country today, and see what we are willing to do to protect and support one another, I say with pride that we are still a nation those brave soldiers, sailors and airmen would recognize and admire."
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