King Charles Honoured Tina Turner With Musical Tribute At Buckingham Palace

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According to video released by Forces News, the 74-year-old newly crowned king let the Band of the Welsh Guards to sing the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s 1989 song “The Best” during the changing of the guard in front of the royal house in London on Friday.

In the ages-old ceremonial where the King’s Guard transfers control of guarding Buckingham and St. James’ palaces to the New Guard, they were joined by the First Battalion Welsh Guards Corps of Drums.

Turner and King Charles met in 1986 at the Prince’s Trust All-Star Rock Concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, where she performed.

Other members of the royal family also have a special connection to “The Best” song. Prince William, 40, said in Apple Fitness+’s “Time to Walk” series that his late mother, Princess Diana, would play the song for him and his brother, Prince Harry, 38, while they were being driven back to boarding school.

The Prince of Wales, who was 15 years old when Diana died in an automobile accident in Paris in 1997 at the age of 36, 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 along, it felt like a real family moment.

“And my mother, she’d be driving along, singing at the top of her voice. We’d even get the policeman in the car: he’d occasionally be singing along as well.

He added: “When I listen to it now, it takes me back to those car rides and brings back lots of memories of my mother.”

King Charles was the most recent in a long line of celebrities to pay tribute to Tina Turner, including Sir Mick Jagger, 79, her old friend Oprah Winfrey, 69, Cher, 77, and 64-year-old Angela Bassett, who played Tina in her “What’s Love Got to Do With It” biopic. Beyoncé, 41, and Lizzo, 35, also paid tribute to the icon while performing on stage.

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