Council tries to book Vera Lynn to sing at Queens Jubilee year after she died

A council in Oxfordshire tried to book Dame Vera Lynn to sing for their upcoming celebration of the Queen's Jubilee – a year after she died.

Bicester Town Council said the suggestion was an "administrative error" after a meeting of the environment committee on Monday, September 27, outlined what would be discussed on the agenda which included entertainment for the event.

The Queen's Jubilee, which is set to take place next June, will mark a monumental moment as thousands across the UK will honour her Majesty as she becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

In preparation for the historic moment – the council suggested acts including a Queen tribute group, as well as the late Vera Lynn, reports OxfordshireLive.

According to the council agenda, Vera herself "has contacted Bicester Town Council to be included with Armed Forces Day".

As well as this, the meeting notes add that "her song Gone with the Wind is one of the Queen’s favourite songs", despite the beloved singer never having even performed the tune.

The section ends with the "recommendation to contact her".

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OxfordshireLive contacted the council, who said it was an "administrative error" and that the agenda should instead have read "Vera Lynn Tribute act".

A spokesperson for the council added: "The song Gone with the Wind was a song that was requested from another source – these two items were never connected.

"This error was purely an administrative mistake – this mistake was acknowledged and will reflect in the minutes for the meeting upon release."

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The council has since removed the document from its website.

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