Hope glued the world as Queen Elizabeth 11 quoted Dame Vera’s most famous song, We’ll Meet Again, in her poignant nationwide address on coronavirus in April during the darkest hours facing millions of depressed souls.
In a rallying cry to the country as coronavirus was peaking in the UK, the Queen said: “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return.
“We will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”
But in June, the Queen who was the first to learn about the death of Vera outside the singer’s family was “very, very sad” about her passing.
The singer’s PA Susan Fleet revealed that the Queen led tributes to the late 103-year-old by sending out a private letter to the singer’s family.
Speaking after having shared the news with the monarch at Windsor Castle, the PA said: “Her Majesty was very, very sad.
“They sent their deepest condolences to the family.”
The death of Dame Vera was announced by her family on Thursday morning.
Their brief statement read: “The family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers at the age of 103.”
The monarch has recently shown her admiration for the Forces’ Sweetheart.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, publicly honoured the life of Dame Vera on social media.
Hours after her death had been announced, Clarence House posted three photos on Instagram and Twitter adding: “Remembering Dame Vera Lynn.”
The first photograph shows Dame Vera outside of Buckingham Palace after having been awarded a DBE.
The other two snaps show the singer in the company of Prince Charles and Camilla.