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Canadian PM’s Bohemian Rhapsody singalong before Queen’s funeral raises some eyebrows

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s Office confirmed that the leader was participating in a singalong at a piano in London two days before Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.

According to social media, a video clip was taken at Corinthia Hotel near Westminster Abbey. This was where the Canadian delegation was staying ahead Her Majesty’s funeral.

You can see Mr Trudeau in a T-shirt while he plays Bohemian Rhapsody.

The PM sings with him: “Easy comes, easy go. Little high, little low.

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“I don’t care what the wind blows …”

On his website, Charles describes himself as “a multifaceted artist who is a piano prodigy who never misses an occasion to share his passion for music.”

According to him, The Globe and Mail in Canada had “found moments of joy and celebratory” during official events related to the Queen‘s funeral and stateside service.

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He described the proceedings as Caribbean funerals and said that he “mixed sombre moments with those celebrating life and sharing stories”. He also stated that he had sat at the piano in the hotel lobby late Saturday night and “entertained people…including the Prime Minister and hotel guest”.

He said, “Everyone sang along with me for two hour.” “That was the feeling. That was a lot fun.”

Continue reading:King Charles flew to Scotland the day after his mother’s funeral

Pictures: Foreign dignitaries and Royals gather for Queen’s Funeral

Image: Queen and Mr Trudeau in Windsor Castle, March of this year. Pic by AP


‘Spontaneous homage’

According to The Toronto Star, he said of the moment, “Haven’t seen a video but I did, along with a small number of Canadians, get a few wonderful minutes with the PM late Saturday night.”

“And there was also a piano in the lobby, so I played a few UK songs as an homage.”

Image On Saturday, Mr Trudeau had expressed his condolences to the new King Charles for the loss of his mother

Sky News was informed by a spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office that Mr Trudeau, after Saturday’s dinner, had attended “a small gathering with members from the Canadian delegation… in tribute to Her Majesty’s life and service”.

“Gregory Charles, a well-known musician from Quebec and Order of Canada recipient was able to play piano in the lobby of the hotel, which led to some members of delegation, including the prime minister, joining.

“Over the last 10 days, Prime Minister has participated in various activities to pay respects to Queen.”


Distasteful…or joyful?

Some users on Twitter found the moment disgusting, while others found it to be a joyous occasion.

One replied: “Ways to go @JustinTrudeau. I am proud to say that you are a person with joy and camaraderie.

Another one said, “Disgustingly inappropriate.”

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