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No rebellious Scots in new official version of God Save the King sung by Katherine Jenkins

12 Sep 2022 2 minute read
Katherine Jenkins picture by David Skinner (CC BY 2.0).

Any reference to ‘rebellious Scots to crush’ has been removed in the official version of the new UK national anthem ‘God Save the King’, first sung by Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins.

The new version of the anthem, the words of which have been posted on the website of the Royal Family under the heading “The words of the National Anthem are as follows” only includes two verses and removes any controversial sections.

Katherine Jenkins, who was invited to become the first to officially record the new version of the anthem, told the Telegraph newspaper that she wasn’t sure “what the official state of play is regarding the lost verses”. She added that throughout her entire career she has never once sung those words.

There have been a few extra changes to the anthem, with the penultimate line changed from ‘To sing with heart and voice’ to ‘With heart and voice to sing’ so that it rhymed with the last line, ‘God Save the King.’

Katherine Jenkins said that she had received a call on Friday morning from the BBC asking if she would be the first person to sing God Save the King, to be broadcast on Radio 4 that afternoon.

The changed lyrics did however present a challenge.

“I ran it through in my head before I went to sing it so that I would think it, because naturally you would sing ‘her’,” she told the Telegraph. “You know, this is a song I have sung hundreds and hundreds of times, so it did require concentration.

She added: “I think people are feeling incredibly emotional. And I think they’re also feeling very proud of the Queen and her life’s work. I think people just want to honour that in the most respectful way.”


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Paul Jones
Paul Jones
18 days ago

She’s got the gig at Willie’s investiture.

Susan Durston
Susan Durston
18 days ago

The reported changes in the words do not appear when following the link to the Royal Family website.

Gareth
Gareth
18 days ago

I would not be surprised to hear that another 3 verses had been added for the funeral. 1, How nice it is in Wales to own a holiday home, 2 we love Ulster and the troubles were nothing really,3 Scotland is in all our hearts. Just to make us all feel part of the union as equals.

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
18 days ago

This is all riding on QE2s memory. This king is very unpopular, so I expect humorous lyrics will be fitted in after the funeral, firstly by the English working class.

David Smith
David Smith
18 days ago

She knows what side her bread is buttered on the quisling bint.

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
17 days ago
Reply to  David Smith

Oof! 😅

Quornby
Quornby
18 days ago

I see Ms Jenkins continues to snivel round royalty. What an embarrasment she is.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
18 days ago

If they are now so concerned about the Union – perhaps they could put Wales on the Union Jack and pay us our HS2 £5B quid !! Or does the Union just mean with Scotland these days??

Gareth
Gareth
18 days ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

Give us our fair share of money, yes, but to be added to the butchers apron, with all that it is associated with, no thank you, I’ll stick with the Draig Goch.

David Smith
David Smith
18 days ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

Why is it not an EnglandAndScotland project when the excuse of capacity being freed up on cross-border services also applies there? Answers on a postcard…

Malcolm rj
Malcolm rj
18 days ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

To be put on that butcher’s Apron. No thanks. People of the world are finally finding out they’re true history I don’t want to be associated with that murderers flag and it’s about time that the children of Wales were taught the true history of Wales

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
17 days ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

I would rather not see our dragon defaced thank you.

Last edited 17 days ago by SundanceKid
Y Cymro
Y Cymro
18 days ago

Anglophile Katherine Jenkins is a such a little England sychophant.

Frank
Frank
18 days ago

Playing her cards right. There might be a title for her in the honours list……. maybe, unless an english cyclist gets there first.

Dark Mrakeford
Dark Mrakeford
18 days ago

So many talented Welsh people whose talents are used for English royalist sycophancy. You can only make a living if you’re singing and dancing their tunes like a court jester.

Nobby Tart
Nobby Tart
17 days ago

A plastic Welshwoman and generally not nice.
I speak from experience.

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
17 days ago
Reply to  Nobby Tart

I recall the infamous airline incident! 😅

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
17 days ago

Her sycophancy is desperate and embarrassing.

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