WATCH: British Army Band plays "Three Lions" at the Changing of the Guard 1 year ago

WATCH: British Army Band plays "Three Lions" at the Changing of the Guard

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The ceremony consists of the Queen's Guard handing over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace to the New Guard. It features precision military drills, pomp, and of course, stirring music.

You might have noticed that the song ‘Three Lions’ by The Lightning Seeds, Frank Skinner and David Baddiel has been played a lot recently. Like, all the god damn time.

So on Friday, the British Army Band got on board with the trend.

BRITISH ARMY BAND PLAYS THREE LIONS ON BUCKINGHAM PALACE FORECOURT

BRITISH ARMY BAND PLAYS THREE LIONS ON BUCKINGHAM PALACE FORECOURT

The Band of the Welsh Guards played a very special rendition of Three Lions on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace today (Friday) ahead of England’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with Sweden.

The troops are used to stepping forward to serve their country. This makes today’s gesture of unwavering support to the England team during the world-famous Changing the Guard ceremony particularly fitting.

For Changing the Guard, a full Military Band is provided, usually from one of the five Guards Regiments. The bands often play a variety of music during the ceremony to entertain the operational Guardsmen and tourists alike, ranging from traditional military marches to contemporary popular songs.

The band provided musical support as the Coldstream Guards took over The Queen’s Guard from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) who are currently in London performing Public Duties for three weeks, as well as participating in the Royal Air Force’s 100th birthday celebrations next week.

Gepostet von The Army in London - HQ London District am Freitag, 6. Juli 2018

 


The video was shared by the official Facebook page for the British Army in London.

The page explained:

"The Bands of the Guards Division played a very special rendition of Three Lions on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace today (Friday) ahead of England’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with Sweden.

"The troops are used to stepping forward to serve their country. This makes today’s gesture of unwavering support to the England team during the world-famous Changing the Guard ceremony particularly fitting."

Even David Baddiel was impressed.