Royal Guards Delight Audience With A Performance Of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Outside The Buckingham Palace
Onlookers outside the Buckingham Palace gathered to watch the Queen's Guard perform an impressive rendition of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on Monday, January 7.
The Grenadier Guards played the song after it was announced that the film 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which starred Rami Malek and tells the story of British band Queen's lead singer, Freddie Mercury, had received two awards at the 2019 Golden Globes.
Malek, who played the role of Mercury, took home the award for Best Actor in the drama category. In his acceptance speech, he paid a tribute to the late singer and also the band guitarist, Brian May, and drummer, Roger Taylor.
Videos and photos of the Royal Guard's performance were shared on Twitter by @frosty_trap.
The video soon garnered thousands of views, and many commenters hailed the Queen and her guard for giving fans such a show.
Bohemian Rhapsody at Buckingham Palace today 🎶🎺— M. (@gua_x2) January 7, 2019
The band also went on to play the 'Game of Thrones' tune to celebrate actor Richard Madden, who also took home a Golden Globe for the movie 'Bodyguard.'
I just shed happy tears 💦— STEPHANIE (@kittyqualls) January 8, 2019
I have a whole new respect for Her Majesty The Queen!!! 🙏🙏🙏— Lisa (@twigirlfan) January 8, 2019
Buckingham palace has never been this cool!— azannaofarendelle (@LadyMaria03) January 8, 2019
How royally cool is this?— Bev Malzard (@Wroesome) January 9, 2019
This isn't the first time the Queen's guard gave a performance in honor of a significant pop culture moment. In September, after it was announced that Aretha Franklin had passed away, the Welsh guards played their instruments to the song 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T' as a tribute to the iconic singer.
They also once played ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' outside the palace to celebrate the release of the film 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.'
Of course, these types of tributes and celebratory shows aren't an everyday thing for the Queen's Guard, but when they do happen, people are quite excited about it. And judging by the reaction to their most recent performance, fans consider these types of shows proof that the Queen just may be cooler than we think.