Thursday 17 January 2019

Royal guards play Bohemian Rhapsody after Queen film wins big at Golden Globes

The band of the Grenadier Guards performed the hit outside Buckingham Palace on Monday.

Left, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor with Bohemian Rhapsody Star Rami Malek, and, right, the guards playing the Queen song outside Buckingham Palace. (AP/@maurane95)
Left, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor with Bohemian Rhapsody Star Rami Malek, and, right, the guards playing the Queen song outside Buckingham Palace. (AP/@maurane95)

By Caitlin Doherty, Press Association

Buckingham Palace guards have been filmed performing Bohemian Rhapsody, just hours after the film of the same name scooped two top awards.

The band of the Grenadier Guards performed Queen’s hit in front of Buckingham Palace just after 12pm on Monday.

The 1975 hit is the third bestselling single in UK history.

The performance came less than 24 hours after Bohemian Rhapsody won two Golden Globe Awards, prompting some to speculate it was a tribute to the film.

The box office hit, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, was awarded the gongs for Best Actor – Drama, and Best Motion Picture – Drama at the Hollywood ceremony on Sunday evening.

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Brian May, left, Roger Taylor, right, of Queen, and Rami Malek with the award for best motion picture, drama at the Golden Globe Awards. (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The film charts the life of Queen lead singer, Freddie Mercury, from his teenage years to the band’s renowned performance at Live Aid in 1985.

The MoD and the British Army were not immediately able to say if the performance was a tribute to the film’s success.

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