Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t a poor boy from a poor family, but that didn’t stop him from trying to sing the Queen’s banger of a song “Bohemian Rhapsody” in a piano bar hotel in London, UK, on Saturday ahead of Queen Elizabeth II. funeral.
The video shows a casually dressed Trudeau leaning on a piano in a hotel bar while singing a rendition of the 1975 Queen’s hit while Quebec artist Gregory Charles, who was part of the Canadian delegation for the funeral of the queen on Monday, was playing the piano.
“Easy come, easy go, little high, little low”, sings the Prime Minister alongside Charles. “Anyway the wind blows doesn’t really matter.”
The 15-second clip of the singing prime minister and piano mate made the rounds on social media early Monday, with some criticizing Trudeau.
The Prime Minister’s officer confirmed that members of the Canadian delegation mingled in the hotel bar on Saturday after a dinner.
“After dinner on Saturday, the Prime Minister joined a small gathering with members of the Canadian delegation, who gathered to pay tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty,” a spokesperson said. in a press release. “Gregory Charles, a renowned musician from Quebec and recipient of the Order of Canada, played the piano in the lobby of the hotel, which led some members of the delegation, including the Prime Minister, to join.
“Paying tribute? How deaf do you have to be to think this is somehow a tribute? How embarrassing,” one comment read.
“No PM class,” reads another.
Others wanted to spare Trudeau’s life from this monstrosity.
“I don’t like @JustinTrudeau as much as the next guy, but we’re getting here. I don’t see the problem,” one comment read.
“I’m often not a fan of Justin Trudeau. But honestly…it’s clearly a spontaneous time to sing, to have fun. Gregory Charles plays, sings. Trudeau joined in.” reads one other.
The Canadian delegation for Monday’s state funeral included former governors general and prime ministers as well as Cross of Valor recipient Leslie Arthur Palmer, members of the Order of Canada Mark Tewksbury, Gregory Charles and Sandra Oh.
Either way the wind is blowing…