The Soldiers to release tribute song to the Queen to mark her Platinum Jubilee

The Soldiers are reforming to release a tribute song for The Queen in celebration of her 70th year Platinum Jubilee.

They are releasing a new single to show their gratitude to Queen Elizabeth II, and profits from sales will be going to charities supported by the Royal Family.

With over 70 years of combined service between them, Captain Gary Chilton, Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi (veteran) and Warrant Officer Richie Maddocks have served in the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Return! The Soldiers are reforming to release a tribute song for The Queen in celebration of her 70th year Platinum Jubilee

The Soldiers were the first ever group of serving British servicemen to tackle the pop charts, with their 2009 debut album Coming Home reaching the Top 5 – outselling Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.

It remained on the charts for some 3 months, eventually receiving double-platinum status, and the group raised over £400,00 for Army charities.

They then took a 10 year hiatus, and are reforming especially to record their heart-felt tribute to Her Majesty.

Celebration: The Soldiers are releasing a new single to show their gratitude to Queen Elizabeth II, and profits from sales will be going to charities supported by the Royal Family, (The Queen - pictured in July 2021)

Celebration: The Soldiers are releasing a new single to show their gratitude to Queen Elizabeth II, and profits from sales will be going to charities supported by the Royal Family, (The Queen – pictured in July 2021) 

Captain Gary said: ‘Once we heard the song and saw the lyrics, we knew we wanted this to be our part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.’

The track has been produced by multi award-winning producer Nick Patrick. 

He has been nominated for 3 Grammys and has won 8 Album of the Year Classic BRIT Awards.

The track will be released on 20th May with a focus date of 3rd June.

Brave: With over 70 years of combined service between them, Captain Gary Chilton, Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi (veteran) and Warrant Officer Richie Maddocks have served in the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan

Brave: With over 70 years of combined service between them, Captain Gary Chilton, Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi (veteran) and Warrant Officer Richie Maddocks have served in the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan

The release of the song comes Dame Helen Mirren and Tom Cruise are set to lead the star-studded cast for a theatrical television broadcast marking the Jubilee.

The actress, 76, and the action star, 59, will star in the performance, which will be broadcast live on ITV from the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 15.

The show will be made up of four acts, with each one being overseen by a different celebrity host – Helen, the Top Gun star, Damian Lewis, Adjoa Andoh and Alan Titchmarsh.

Special occasion: They are reforming especially to record their heart-felt tribute to Her Majesty

Special occasion: They are reforming especially to record their heart-felt tribute to Her Majesty

The event, which will feature 1,300 performers and 500 horses, will look back through history from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Dame Helen, who previously played the monarch in The Queen, will take on the role of Queen Elizabeth I, while a cast of Queen’s Players will be introduced by a character called The Herald, played by Omid Djalili.

The Herald, who will narrate the performance, will take viewers through time with each act reflecting on key moments in history, including Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech and James I and the Gunpowder Plot.

Celebrations: Dame Helen Mirren and Tom Cruise are set to lead the star-studded cast for a theatrical television broadcast marking the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Celebrations: Dame Helen Mirren and Tom Cruise are set to lead the star-studded cast for a theatrical television broadcast marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Commonwealth and the four nations of the United Kingdom will be celebrated, while there will be military and equestrian displays from around the world including Azerbaijan, India, Oman, France, Norway, Switzerland, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Music will be provided by a 75-piece orchestra, with special performances from Keala Settle, Gregory Porter and Katherine Jenkins.

Other guests will include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ant and Dec, Dame Joan Collins and Sir David Jason.

Show: The show will be made up of four acts, with each one being overseen by a different celebrity host - Helen, the Top Gun star, Damian Lewis, Adjoa Andoh and Alan Titchmarsh

Show: The show will be made up of four acts, with each one being overseen by a different celebrity host – Helen, the Top Gun star, Damian Lewis, Adjoa Andoh and Alan Titchmarsh

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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