Prime Minister of Canada who sang the Queen’s song, President of the United States who was late… Queen’s funeral episode | Joongang Ilbo | JoongAng Ilbo

ⓒ JoongAng Ilbo / JoongAng Ilbo Japanese version2022.09.21 08:30

About 500 foreign dignitaries, including world leaders, attended the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of England on the 19th (local time), and each episode continues.

That day, according to local Canada News etc., a video of Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau singing in a hotel lobby while in London for a funeral was released, prompting criticism. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sang “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the signature song of British rock band Queen, in the lobby of the Corinthia London Hotel, where he was staying, on the 17th, accompanied by a piano.

In the video, Prime Minister Trudeau, wearing a short-sleeved red shirt, sang his hands on the piano in the lobby. Canadian National Medalist Singer and Official Mourner Gregory Charles played the piano. The video has now been viewed over 1.5 million times.

The Canadian Prime Minister’s Office confirmed on the 19th that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the one who appeared in the video, but said: “Prime Minister Trudeau attended a small gathering to honor the life and service of the Queen”. But the Prime Minister has come under fire for not acting discreetly in a public place during his visit to attend the Commonwealth leader’s state funeral, Global News reported. An opposition MP also pointed out: “I don’t want to create a problem because I sang a song, but I think I could have chosen a better song than Bohemian Rhapsody”.

French President Emmanuel Macron has been criticized for his dress. A photo taken outside Westminster Hall with Ms Bridget on the 18th, the day before the funeral, has become an issue.

France 24 reported on the 19th that Macron walked around here wearing a suit, sunglasses and sneakers. At this time, at Westminster Hall, the condolences of the general public begun on the 14th continued. French Le Figaro called President Macron’s sports shoes “discordant shoes”. President Macron dressed in a black suit and shoes on the day of his funeral.

However, when it was reported that the sneakers worn by President Macron were branded products, the voice of the “rich president” grew even louder. These sports shoes are made by JF from France. M Figaro said Weston products cost 570 euros (about 800,000 won) a pair.

US President Biden was late on the day of the funeral, so he had to wait and enter. President Biden was scheduled to arrive between 9:35 a.m. and 55 p.m., but he arrived after 10:00 a.m., so he entered around 10:07 a.m. for procedures. President Biden left the residence of the US Ambassador to the UK in a special “Beast” car, but the movement was delayed due to traffic problems.

“President Biden is the most influential person in the world, but he was not allowed to change the date of his carefully planned funeral,” said the British daily Guardian.

In implementing such a thorough plan, ‘Operation London Bridge’, a comprehensive response plan to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, was completed without any particular security incidents.

The British government mobilized large-scale military and police forces for the funeral, at which many leaders gathered. According to the Bloomberg news agency, more than 10,000 police and around 6,000 soldiers were mobilized for the Queen’s state funeral. “As a single event, this funeral is bigger than the 2012 London Olympics and the Platinum Jubilee,” said Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Conde.

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