Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sang “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. There would be nothing shocking about it, if not for the fact that he did it in a hotel in London two days before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Canada is a constitutional monarchy, after the death of Elizabeth II it is Charles III as head of state.
Canada was represented at the funeral of the deceased Queen by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, among others.
A recording appeared on the Internet for which you can see the head of the Canadian government singing to the accompaniment of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” piano.
This recording was made in the hotel lobby in London two days before the funeral of Elizabeth II.
There were immediately voices of criticism about the disrespect of the Canadian prime minister.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the recording, but it is not known who made it.
It shows Justin Trudeau wearing a T-shirt. It is based on a piano with the famous Canadian musician Gregory Charles. Trudeau sings, Charles accompanies him.
Hear the words “Easy come, easy go, little high, little low”.
Charles confirmed to the Canadian Globe and Mail that the meeting with the Canadian delegation for the Queen’s funeral lasted two hours and that it was “a lot of fun”. He said it was reminiscent of Caribbean funerals where mourners celebrate their lives.
However, not everyone liked the video. Critics accuse Justin Trudeau of disrespect and behavior unworthy of the prime minister.
“He is the Canadian Prime Minister, he represents Canada at the Queen’s funeral. He is the head of state. He is not just Justin. Time for him to grow up,” said Vivian Bercovici, Canada’s former ambassador to Israel.
“He … sings. Of all the embarrassing things Justin Trudeau has said and done, that matters the least,” said Emmett Macfarlane, professor of political science at the University of Ontario.
On Monday, 2,000 guests attended the funeral ceremonies in Westminster Abbey, including the President of Poland Andrzej Duda and the President of the USA Joe Biden. The coffin with the body of Elizabeth II was then placed in the Windsor Crypt. The Queen rested next to her husband, Prince Philip and sister, Princess Margaret.