Epic video of Royal Guard shredding Bohemian Rhapsody on top of Buckingham Palace resurfaces
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Epic video of Royal Guard shredding Bohemian Rhapsody on top of Buckingham Palace resurfaces

Reminiscent of Slash in front of the church in the November Rain music video.

A video of a member of the Royal Guard playing Bohemian Rhapsody while standing on top of Buckingham Palace has resurfaced online after the Queen's funeral.  

The clip is truly epic and I’m sure any British people that come across it would get a surge of patriotism.

Seeing a Royal Guard playing the guitar on top of friggin Buckingham Palace while an incredible song made by your countrymen blasts through the air as the UK flag waves elegantly is about as British a moment can be. 

Check out the clip below. 

It’s probably making the rounds on the internet at the moment because it looks like it could have happened at the Queen’s funeral, which would have been unbelievably epic, but (emphasis on the unbelievable) it didn’t.

The performance actually happened in 2019 to celebrate the Bohemian Rhapsody film - a Freddie Mercury biopic - winning two Golden Globes; one for Best Drama Motion Picture and one for Best Actor (Rami Malek’s portrayal of Mercury). 

Onlookers at Buckingham Palace that day were treated to a complete performance of the six-minute song. Royal Guards in the Band of the Grenadier Guards pulled all the stops out with a full orchestral arrangement complimenting the guitarist on top of the palace. 

A tweet from one lucky person who was there that day captured the start of the royal band’s rendition.

“I’m at Buckingham Palace,” the caption reads. “AND THESE FUCKERS PLAYED BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY!”

The Band of the Grenadier guards has got to be one of the oldest bands in the world. Their website states it was formed over three centuries ago when King Charles II got the throne back after being exiled (which sounds like a whole other story). 

You may have heard their smash hit ‘The British Grenadiers March’ before - a truly iconic British tune that has stood the test of time.