BBC Proms: Rule, Britannia! will be sung on last night, BBC confirms

Media reports had suggested the lyrics were being dropped due to associations with colonialism and slavery.Media reports had suggested the lyrics were being dropped due to associations with colonialism and slavery.

The BBC said last week the decision to perform orchestral-only versions of the songs was prompted by Covid-19 restrictions.

However, a select group of BBC singers will now perform the songs after all.

"The pandemic means a different Proms this year and one of the consequences, under Covid-19 restrictions, is we are not able to bring together massed voices," the BBC said in a new statement.

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