THE DUCHESS of Cambridge and Prince William revealed that their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, have been learning the words to We’ll Meet Again.
During a video call to residents of East Sussex care home on Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess spoke to World War II veterans. The royal couple listened to the veterans talk about their VE Day memories from 1945.
Prince William congratulated their war efforts and said: “Because we can’t be together, everyone’s still thinking of you all today, and we are very proud of everything you’ve all achieved.”
The veterans were calling from the Mais House, a Royal British Legion care home in Bexhill-On-Sea.
Kate went on to explain that Prince George and Princess Charlotte had been asked by their teachers to learn Dame Vera Lynn’s famous wartime song.
The Duchess said: “The school has set all the children a challenge and they’re currently trying to learn the lyrics to the song We’ll Meet Again.”
Princess Charlotte and Prince George have been learning the words to We’ll Meet Again (Image: getty)
Prince George and Princess Charlotte had been asked by their teachers to learn the wartime song (Image: getty)
She added: “It’s been really lovely having that playing every day.”
The royal couple asked what the veterans would do when the coronavirus pandemic is over.
The group amusingly responded saying they would hold VC Day – “Victory over Coronavirus”.
Charles Ward, the oldest resident, joked to the royal couple about how he served tots of rum to fellow servicemen on VE Day.
The Duke and Duchess spoke to World War II veterans (Image: getty)
He said: “We were in Greece at the time, and I had to go round early in the morning with rum for all the men.”
Prince William responded: “I bet you were the hero of the time there Charles, delivering rum out to everyone.”
Mr Ward, aged 101, had a diverse military career during the war.
After being called up into the London Irish Rifles, he served in North Africa before joining the Special Operations Executive to encrypt messages from British agents parachuted into France and Italy.
The royal couple listened to the veterans talk about their VE Day memories from 1945 (Image: getty)
The royal couple asked what the veterans would do when the coronavirus pandemic is over (Image: getty)
Mr Ward, from Yorkshire, told the Duke and Duchess about how he worked on “secret” messages from wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill.
Valerie Glassborow, Kate’s grandmother, was a civilian member of staff at the wartime code-breaking centre Bletchley Park, with her sister Mary who was also employed there.
The Duchess said in the video call: “It’s so sad that she’s not here today, as I would love to speak to her more about it.”
Mr Ward described the correspondence he received from wartime leader Winston Churchill.
He told the Daily Mail: “The message came from Churchill, I had to decipher it, re-encipher it and send it to his son in Yugoslavia to say, ‘Happy Birthday’.
“And then there was another one from the son to Churchill himself to say congratulations on your speech in Parliament.
“When I told William and Kate that story, they giggled.”
The Duke and Duchess spoke to residents of East Sussex care home (Image: getty)
The residents of Mais House started their VE Day with a religious service performed on a balcony to maintain lockdown rules.
They were then entertained by a comedian and historian in character as Churchill.
The care home went into lockdown before the Government issued official social distancing rules and has remained coronavirus free.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK