VE Day will be celebrated under lockdown this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Although the Government is expected to announce any revisions to lockdown rules on May 7, it is unlikely social regulations will be lifted, meaning Brits will be spending the momentous day at home.
How do I get afternoon tea in my home ready for VE Day?
Morrisons have launched a The £15 Afternoon Tea For Two VE Day 75th anniversary box.
Throughout the pandemic supermarkets have been putting together essentials boxes to keep hungry Brits well-fed through these trying times.
However, Morrisons has gone a step ahead and created a classically British VE Day themed box, containing all the classic ingredients needed to self-assemble your own afternoon tea.
At 2.45pm BBC One will broadcast Sir Winston Churchill’s famous victory speech in which he addressed the nation to announce the end of the war in Europe, which he made from Downing Street on May 8, 1945.
Katherine Jenkins will also perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London, albeit to an empty auditorium.
She will sing ‘We’ll Meet Again’ by Dame Vera Lynn.
The Queen will also address the nation for the second time in recent weeks in a pre-recorded message, due to be aired at 9pm.
The message will be sent out at the same time her father, King George VI, sent out his own message 75 years ago.