Even Buckingham Palace was celebrating Queen’s Golden Globes’ wins yesterday, with the actual Queen’s Guard treating onlookers to a rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Just hours after Rami Malek took home the honour for Best Actor and the film itself won Best Drama Motion Picture, the Band of the Grenadier Guards began playing the hit track in the courtyard of Her Majesty’s main residence.
Tourists who had gathered to watch the changing of the Guard were, to put it bluntly, pretty stunned; as one Twitter user so eloquently phrased it: “THESE F*CKERS PLAYED BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”.
While the Guard usually stick to ceremonial music, they have been known to break out a special every once in a while like, for example, the James Bond theme song.
But Monday’s performance was a clear nod to the Freddie Mercury biopic of the same name, which beat A Star Is Born at Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony in LA.
And the Queen’s Guard aren’t the only ones with Bohemian Rhapsody stuck in their head at the moment either; the film’s soundtrack is topping the ARIA charts this week, close to three months after its release.
Having raked in more than $740,000,000 worldwide, the movie has become the highest-grossing music biopic of all time and after its wins over the weekend, that number is only set to grow.
Hear Rami Malek’s acceptance speech below: