Justin Trudeau’s office defends leader after Queen performance
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”.
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.”
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.
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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