Vicar’s song for the Queen is a sparkler

The Reverend Timon Singh of St George's Church in Waterlooville

The Reverend Timon Singh of St George's Church in Waterlooville

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IT’S a big year for self-confessed royalist the Rev Timon Singh.

And, to show just how much he appreciates the Queen, he’s decided to pull out all the stops for her Diamond Jubilee.

Rev Singh, of St George’s Church in Waterlooville, normally sends poems to the Royals whenever there is a national event, such as the wedding of William and Kate last year and the marriage of Charles and Camilla.

But this year he will be going one step further by recording a special song he has written and sending the CD to Buckingham Palace.

His song, called 60 Words of Love, speaks of his adoration for the Queen, describing her Majesty as the ‘Queen of Our Hearts’.

He will sing the song alongside his daughter Tabitha, 24, who works as a nurse.

But there’s still one element missing before his tribute is ready.

Rev Singh wants to get 60 backing singers when he records the song for the Queen.

The only snag is they must be either celebrating their 60th birthday this year or a 60th anniversary of some sort.

Rev Singh, 52, who is originally from India and moved to Britain in 1974, said: ‘I always write poems for the royal family. I always get a reply from them. They are always very good at that, and I have some very positive replies.

‘I had a reply from Prince Philip saying how pleased he was with the poem for their Golden Wedding Anniversary.’

Memorable replies included a message from the Duke of Edinburgh, saying how he was ‘particularly touched’ by a poem and a message from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, describing a poem as ‘most thoughtful’.

Rev Singh added: ‘Why should we not be fans of the royal family?

‘They do such a fantastic job for our country, going round meeting and encouraging people.’

Anyone interested in helping can email timon_ox@hotmail.com or call 07935 792847.

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