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'Ask her to sing at the funeral': Internet moved by subway security guard Marcella's soulful tribute to the Queen

Anna Lapwood, Cambridge University's music director, was accompanied by Marcella, who is a trained singer, for an improptu duet for the Queen
Cambridge University's music director was joined by Marcella, a securtity guard, for an impromptu duet in honor of the Queen (annalapwood/Twitter)
Cambridge University's music director was joined by Marcella, a securtity guard, for an impromptu duet in honor of the Queen (annalapwood/Twitter)

SOUTHWARK, LONDON: In a heartwarming video, a security guard stopped at the London Bridge subway to join a Cambridge University's music director for an impromptu duet in honor of the Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8. Anna Lapwood, a director of music at Pembroke College, was playing a couple of pieces for the late Queen when a security guard requested a special piece and surprised everyone with her singing skills. 

Lapwood was accompanied by security guard Marcella, who is a trained singer. She shared the video on Twitter saying, "This was so moving. Spontaneously stopped off at the London Bridge station organ to play a couple of pieces for the Queen. This lovely security guard, Marcella, asked if I could play Lascia ch'io pianga. Turns out she trained as a singer!" The incredible duet took place as an emotional King Charles III was welcomed by his well-wishers as he arrived at Buckingham Palace. The King was meeting representatives from the Commonwealth as the Queen's coffin started its journey from Balmoral to Edinburgh, then onto Westminster Abbey for her state funeral.


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People are moved

People couldn't help but appreciate her beautiful and soulful voice and thank Lapwood for being at the right place at the right time. One user wrote, "That was so lovely, I'm crying, a committed republican, it was the most genuine and moving thing I've seen in the last few days. Hope somebody sees it who can help her fulfil her talents. Best wishes to you both." Another user wrote, "Incredibly moved by this. Lots of ppl have talents and donโ€™t get the opportunities to be recognised, yet they nurture them alongside families and work. Thank you for sharing this beautiful singer."



One more user wrote, "Your delight when I imagine she is saying she's got time for more is absolute gold, I like to imagine her beaming for the rest of the day with your enthusiasm." Another user replied to the video, "Brilliant singing they should ask her to sing at the funeral or any tribute done for the Queen later in the year or next year. She should be signed for an album if she wishes with the piano player. Mrenhal"



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