King Charles III pays a royal tribute to Tina Turner at the Buckingham Palace

After the legendary singer’s death was announced on Wednesday, the newly crowned royal, King Charles III, allowed the Band of the Welsh Guards to perform her 1989 hit “The Best” during the changing of the guard in front of Buckingham Palace on Friday.

The group was also joined by the First Battalion Welsh Guards Corps of Drums, Hello! reported, for the ceremony where The King’s Guard handed over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace to the New Guard.

King Charles III first met Tina Turner when she performed at the Prince’s Trust All-Star Rock Concert at Wembley Stadium in London in 1986. 

As the news of Tina Turner’s death came out, tributes started pouring from many people around the world. Numerous stars including Beyonce and Lizzo paid tribute to the great on stage. Others like Mick Jagger, Oprah Winfrey, Cher, and Angela Bassett shared their memories of the ‘Proud Mary’ singer on social media. Tina Turner was a legendary singer who gave many memorable hits remembered by all.

But, this special musical and royal tribute by the Prince made the viewers very emotional. The honor of the legendary singer is in itself a great accomplishment.

As per reports, ‘The Best’ song holds a very special place in the Prince of Wales’s heart because it reminds him of his late mother, Princess Diana. In December 2021, in an interview, Prince William spoke candidly about the importance of the singer’s music to him. He added that his mother Diana would play ”The Best” for he and Prince Harry while they were being driven to school.

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The Prince further recalled ”One of the songs I massively remember and has stuck with me all this time, and I still, to this day, still quite enjoy secretly, is Tina Turner’s ‘The Best’ because sitting in the backseat, singing away, it felt like a real family moment.”

As soon as the videos of the moment were shared across social media, Tina’s fans got moved by the sweet gesture with one writing, ”This is fab! I love our crazy country.” A second fan commented, ”Absolutely love this! Thank you.” A third person wrote, ”Class act! What a lovely tribute to the Queen of Rock n Roll!”

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