Watch Buckingham Palace guards play Bohemian Rhapsody after Golden Globes award

Buckingham Palace guards have been filmed performing Bohemian Rhapsody after the Queen biopic of the same name won Golden Globes success.

The band of the Grenadier Guards performed Queen’s hit song in front of Buckingham Palace just after noon on Monday (January 7).

The song is Queen’s best-selling hit and the third most successful single in UK history.

Many have speculated that the choice of song was to celebrate the success of the film at the Golden Globes, with the musical biopic taking home Best Motion Picture – Drama, and also Best Actor – Drama for Rami Malek, who has won huge praise for his turn as Queen leading man Freddie Mercury.

The films stars and Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor were present for the award wins.

One man who was not in attendance was director Bryan Singer, who was reportedly fired from the film after on-set behaviour and accusations against his conduct.

Singer went unmentioned in the acceptance speeches but made sure his presence was felt via Instagram.

Bohemian Rhapsody has become the most financially successful musical biopic of all time, despite mixed reviews and criticisms of its handling of Freddie Mercury’s sexuality.

The film follows the life of Queen lead singer, Freddie Mercury, from his teenage years to the band’s renowned performance at Live Aid in 1985.

The MoD and the British Army did not immediately attribute their choice of song to the film’s success.

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  • Why Sacha was dropped from movie
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Bohemian Rhapsody is still playing in cinemas, including a sing-along version.

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