Buckingham Palace's royal guards break into Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' hours after film's Golden Globe success

Their impromptu performance came after the Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' won the award for Best Picture at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday


                            Buckingham Palace's royal guards break into Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' hours after film's Golden Globe success

The Queen's Guard is usually responsible for captivating and engaging tourists visiting Buckhingham Palace, and they took their performance a notch higher a day after the Golden Globes with their musical tributes for the award winners, as per reports.

The Band of the Grenadier Guards performed the song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by the iconic band Queen, just hours after it was announced that the movie based on the band's rise to fame had received multiple awards at the Globes held on Sunday.



 

Videos of the performance were posted on social media by multiple visitors to the palace, with one of them capturing onlookers as they huddled around the gates to listen to the impressive rendition. 

Band of the Grenadier Guards perform during a tribute at the Cenotaph to begin three days of national commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day on May 8, 2015 in London (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Band of the Grenadier Guards perform during a tribute at the Cenotaph to begin three days of national commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day on May 8, 2015 in London (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

One Twitter user shared a video of the band with the caption: "The royal guards playing [Bohemian Rhapsody] when I was at Buckingham Palace today." Another user, whose video has been viewed more than 54,000 times, said: "Bohemian Rhapsody at Buckingham Palace today. So cool!"

There were quite a lot of people who were also impressed that the guards decided to perform the Queen song. One said: "Ah yes, I love our national anthem". Another commented: "Buckingham palace has never been this cool!"

The royal guards also went on to play a rendition of the 'Game of Thrones' theme tune in honor of actor Richard Madden, who won a Globe for his role in the BBC drama 'Bodyguard'. However, this is not the first time that the royal guards have responded to happenings around the world.

Richard Madden from “Bodyguard” accepts the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama award onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Richard Madden from “Bodyguard” accepts the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama award onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Back in September, the Band of the Welsh Guards performed a rendition of Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' outside Buckingham Palace after the singer passed away in August. Members of the Queen's Guard have also been praised in the past for their impressive performances of the 'Game of Thrones' theme.

Their impromptu performance on Monday came after the Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' beat critics' favorite, 'A Star is Born', to win the award for Best Picture at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday. Rami Malek, who played Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in the movie, was named Best Actor in the Drama category. 

Jim Beach accepts the Best Motion Picture – Drama award for “Bohemian Rhapsody” speak onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Jim Beach accepts the Best Motion Picture – Drama award for “Bohemian Rhapsody” speak onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)