The Queen’s guards paid their own respects to Aretha Franklin as they played one of her most famous songs outside Buckingham Palace.
On the day of the funeral of the Queen of Soul, who died last week, the Band of the Welsh Guards played a version of Respect during the Changing Of The Guard.
Respect for others underpins all we do in the @BritishArmy so it was no surprise that the @WelshGuardsBand paid tribute to musical icon and inspiration #ArethaFranklin at Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace today. @RoyalFamily#ArethaFranklinFuneral#RESPECTpic.twitter.com/ho7fvjEuMh
— The Army in London (@ArmyInLondon) August 31, 2018
The rendition was a big hit on Twitter, with one user describing it as “one queen’s homage to another”.
This is absolutely wonderful, I am so proud of all of you. WELL DONE.
— Louise Bagshawe (@LouiseBagshawe) August 31, 2018
Now this is somethin'! Real proud to be British today.
— Isabella (@oramai) August 31, 2018
Franklin’s funeral took place at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Friday – with Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg and Stevie Wonder among the mourners.
Franklin, whose hits also included (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and Think, died on on August 16 aged 76.