Justin Trudeau’s office defends leader after Queen performance


Justin Trudeau’s office has defended the Canadian Prime Minister after he gave an emphatic performance of hit song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

In the now-viral video, Trudeau is seen leaning on a piano at the Corinthia, a luxury hotel, while belting lyrics from British rock band Queen’s 1975 chart topper.

His performance included the lines: “Easy come, easy go, little high, little low”, and “any way the wind blows”.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has attracted criticism after singing Bohemian Rhapsody on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has attracted criticism after singing Bohemian Rhapsody on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. (Supplied)

The Queen was Canada’s head of state.

A spokesperson from Trudeau’s office has defended the world leader after some deemed the performance “disrespectful”.

“After dinner on Saturday, [the] prime minister joined a small gathering with members of the Canadian delegation, who have come together to pay tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty,” they told BBC.

“Gregory Charles, a renowned musician from Quebec and Order of Canada recipient, played piano in the hotel lobby which resulted in some members of the delegation including the prime minister joining.”

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Queen Elizabeth II was Canada’s head of state. (Twitter)

The spokesperson pointed out “the prime minister has taken part in various activities to pay his respects for the Queen”.

Britain’s longest-serving monarch was laid to rest at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September at 11am.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese leave Westminster Abbey after a service on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Monday Sept. 19, 2022. (Hannah Mckay/Pool Photo via AP)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese leave Westminster Abbey after a service on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, in London, Monday Sept. 19, 2022. (Hannah Mckay/Pool Photo via AP) (AP)
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King Charles III and members of the royal family follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre, as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey. (AP)

The public funeral came 11 days after the Queen’s death at Balmoral in Scotland.

Her Majesty died peacefully at the age of 96.

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