The Queen’s Guards Pay Tribute to the Queen of Soul

Earlier today, Aretha Franklin was laid to rest in Detroit, MI. Just a few moments before that ceremony was scheduled to begin, in another part of the world, Queen Elizabeth’s Band of the Welsh Guards paid tribute to the Queen of Soul.

From their Facebook page:

“Crowds attending the Changing of the Guards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace this morning were treated to more than the usual respect by the troops from the British Army’s Household Division. 

The Band of the Welsh Guards are world famous for their musical versatility and professional performance and this morning paid tribute to another musical icon and one that has been of huge influence and inspiration to our musicians – Aretha Franklin, whose funeral was being held in Detroit 3,748 miles away, at the same time of the Queen’s Guard Change. 

In the Army, respect for others underpins all that we do, so there was only one tune that would do for today’s ceremony: the 1967 Aretha Franklin hit “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” a declaration from a strong confident woman who knows that she has everything.” 

  

THE BAND OF THE WELSH GUARDS PERFORM R E S P E C T IN TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN

THE BAND OF THE WELSH GUARDS PERFORM R E S P E C T IN TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLINCrowds attending the Changing of the Guards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace this morning were treated to more than the usual respect by the troops from the British Army’s Household Division. The Band of the Welsh Guards are world famous for their musical versatility and professional performance and this morning paid tribute to another musical icon and one that has been of huge influence and inspiration to our musicians – Aretha Franklin, whose funeral was being held in Detroit 3,748 miles away, at the same time of the Queen’s Guard Change. In the Army Respect for others underpins all that we do, so there was only one tune that would do for today’s ceremony: the 1967 Aretha Franklin hit “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” a declaration from a strong confident woman who knows that she has everything.

Posted by The Army in London – HQ London District on Friday, August 31, 2018

 

Wasn’t that great?  And such a fitting tribute from one Queen to another.  

Rest in Peace, Ms. Franklin.  Thanks for everything.  

-Ruby

8/31/18

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