Trudeau defends rendition of ‘Bohemian rhapsody’ just before Queen’s funeral

Trudeau defends rendition of ‘Bohemian rhapsody’ just before Queen’s funeral
Trudeau defends rendition of ‘Bohemian rhapsody’ just before Queen’s funeral

The Justin Trudeau team has explained images that have surfaced of a Canadian prime minister singing in a London hotel lobby. The fact that Trudeau let himself go there two days before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Queen’s ‘Bohemian rhapsody’ was not appreciated by everyone.

The short video, which has since been viewed more than 1.5 million times, shows Trudeau having fun at the piano in the lobby of London’s Corinthia Hotel. Trudeau, in t-shirt, sings along as Gregory Charles, a well-known Canadian pianist, plays ‘Bohemian rhapsody’ by British rock band Queen.

The Prime Minister in Canada came under criticism from some political commentators, who accused Trudeau of a lack of decorum so shortly before the funeral of the other Queen. A spokesman for the prime minister rushed to frame the musical interlude. After dinner on Saturday, the Prime Minister went to a small gathering where the Canadian delegation paid tribute to Her Majesty’s life.

He “participated in various activities,” the spokesman said. Charles played some songs at the meeting. ‘Thereupon some members of the delegation, including the Prime Minister, started to sing along.’

The pianist with roots in Trinidad told the newspaper afterwards Globe and Mail that the evening reminded him of Caribbean funerals, where there is also room for lightness and celebration. “Everyone sang with me for two hours. It was very enjoyable.’

The article is in Dutch

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