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Tourists watching the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday were treated to a somewhat unusual musical accompaniment: the Game of Thrones theme performed by the Queen’s Guard.
The pitch-perfect rendition, which included military horns and drums, drew applause from the assembled audience and went on to receive praise from around the world when a video of the performance was posted online. In just a few days, the YouTube video has received more than one million hits.
While perhaps the most unexpected location for a Game of Thrones musical tribute, it’s not the first time Ramin Djawadi‘s iconic theme has been given an unusual tweak. The tune has recently been covered as a New Orleans-style jazz remix, an eight-bit computer game theme and a rock song.
Watch the video of the Queen’s Guard performance below.
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