GUARDS outside Buckingham Palace hit the right note with a crowd-pleasing version of the Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody, just hours after the film of the same name picked up two top awards.
The band of the Grenadier Guards were filmed performing 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 glitzy Hollywood ceremony on Sunday evening.
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.
One Twitter user posted a video of the performance with the caption: “Bohemian Rhapsody at Buckingham Palace today. So cool!”
In response, one wrote: “I have a whole new respect for Her Majesty The Queen!!!”
While another replied: “Buckingham palace has never been this cool!”
The Queen’s Guard are already famed for their version of pop hits and are more than capable at pulling off popular hits.
In September last year they paid tribute to Aretha Franklin after she had died with a performance of her hit tune Respect.
They also turned their hand to the theme tune to Game of Thrones in 2014.