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New love song for Queen and Duke's 70th anniversary

By Laura Elston

A love song has been written to celebrate the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's platinum wedding anniversary.

The dramatic piece by Russian composer Olga Thomas was recorded by a 72-piece orchestra and features Australian tenor and West End Star Daniel Koek and soprano Joanna Forest.

Sales of the Royal Platinum Love Song single will raise money for the charity Cruse Bereavement Care, of which the Queen is patron.

Thomas has established a tradition, on behalf of Cruse, of presenting the monarch with special gifts of music to commemorate key royal events.

The composer said she tried to create an epic, timeless piece to reflect the Queen and the Duke's marriage.

"The Queen and Prince Philip's relationship is inspirational for me," Ms Thomas said. "I love the idea of a traditional commitment, which seems to be less common these days."

Royal Platinum Love Song will be released on November 10.

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