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Rule Britannia belted out on final night of BBC Proms after outcry: ‘Wasn’t that hard!’

Controversy arose last month over the BBC claiming the lyrics to British anthems would be pulled from the event over “colonial ties”. But the broadcaster...

Rule Britannia lyrics: What are the words of Rule Britannia?

Originally, Great Britain was known as ‘Albion’ by the Romans, who invaded in 55BC, but the name quickly changed to Britannia. This Latin word...

'Pathetic': Woke brigade refuse to accept defeat after BBC's Rule Britannia climbdown

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg celebrated the news by playing a snatch of Rule Britannia on his mobile phone in the...

House of Commons erupts as Jacob Rees-Mogg plays Rule, Britannia! from mobile in Chamber

The Commons Leader held his mobile phone close to the microphone near the despatch box and pressed play, ensuring MPs heard the words: "When...

Rule Britannia! lyrics: What are the words and what is the meaning behind the song?

Rule Britannia! is a rousing tune many Brits know and love. We have all likely sung it at events, whether it is sporting matches...

Laurence Fox slams 'British-hating' BBC over Rule Britannia row 'Needs to be defunded'

However, after a series of disagreements, it was decided by bosses that they would be played but not sung. BBC presenter Simon McCoy mocked the decision over...

BBC backs down: Rule Britannia will NOT be cut from BBC Proms after furious backlash

Organisers of the concert announced the line-up for the Last Night of the Proms ahead of the event on Saturday September 12 at Royal...

POLL: Should Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory be CUT from BBC Proms?

The event - scheduled for September 12 - marks the finale of a world-famous music festival lasting almost two months. Organisers have been forced...

Rule Britannia row erupts as expert rages: 'Axe this when Macron ditches La Marseillaise!'

Music commentator Norman Lebrecht hit out at French President Emmanuel Macron as he argued for Rule, Britannia! to be played on the Last Night...

Fury as Rule Britannia & Land of Hope and Glory may be cut from BBC Proms amid BLM protest

The Defund the BBC campaign has hit back at the Beeb over its potential plans to axe the British anthems from the Proms line-up....

Calls for Rule Britannia to be banned from The Proms slapped down – ‘Our history!’

The BBC's Richard Morrison - who studied music at Cambridge University and has worked as a BBC Young Musician of the Year judge -...

Express POLL: Lily Allen demands Rule, Britannia! be banned – do you agree? VOTE HERE

The outspoken 34-year-old took to Instagram to express her opinions of the famous anthem with her 1.3million follows. She appeared angry by the lyrics...

Outrage as Lily Allen says Rule Britannia should be BANNED

The outspoken mother-of-two took to Instagram to share her thoughts with her 1.3million followers where she appeared angered at the lyrics of the 1740...

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