The Queen’s Guards at Buckingham Palace in London are famous for their elaborate ‘changing of the guard’ and their unflappable demeanor, but did you also know they have a band? The band accompanies the changing of the guard and often plays popular music, and one day last week they did a medley of Star Trek themes, check out video below.
Queen’s Guard Go To The Final Frontier
According to YouTube user ScanBark, this video was shot last week while visting Buckingham Palace to view the changing of the guard.
Playing popular music is actually not unusual. According to the official site for the Royal Family, "The handover is accompanied by a Guards band. The music played ranges from traditional military marches to songs from films and musicals and even familiar pop songs."
Playing sci-fi themes is nothing new for the palace guard band. Here is video from 2008 where they play a meddly of John Williams music from Superman The Movie and Star Wars. (via whatthefk on YouTube)
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