Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: Katherine Jenkins sings British national anthem for Queen Elizabeth II

By on Jun 2, 2012 in Europe, Lifestyle, Music Comments

Katherine Jenkins sang the British national anthem for Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Epsom Downs Racecourse, during the first of the four-day celebration for her Diamond Jubilee, or 60th anniversary of her coronation as Queen.

Katherine Jenkins, at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
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According to British news sites on Saturday, Welsh vocalist Katherine Jenkins sang “God Save the Queen” in front of Queen Elizabeth II and her family as accompanied by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, and was praised by the crowd of around 130,000 people.

As noted in reports, Jenkins, 31, who finished as second place in the recent Dancing With The Stars 2012 in the US along with her professional partner Mark Ballas, wore a creamy, strapless mermaid-tail gown designed by Suzanne Neville that day.

“It’s incredible. I’ve been out of the country for three months, so to come back and do this is great.” Jenkins was quoted at Daily Mail, who ended her performance on an operatic high note.

“For me it’s such a huge honor. It’s the first time that the National Anthem has been sung during these celebrations and I would never have hesitated. I would have sung to her in the rain.” Jenkins added, noting that it was an amazing day.

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