The Queen's guards at Buckingham Palace perform touching tribute to Meat Loaf

Publish Date
Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 3:56PM

They're notorious for being extremely serious, but it appears even the Buckingham Palace guards couldn't resist paying tribute to the legendary Meat Loaf following his death last week.

Performing the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Monday, the Band of the Queen's Colour Squadron Royal Air Force guards treated onlookers to a rendition of Meat Loaf's iconic song, 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That).'

As the guards usually stick to ceremonial music, viewers were left stunned with many posting on social media about the moment.

Footage uploaded to Twitter from outside the gates of the Palace shows the band performing the 1993 Grammy award-winning song.

"This has made me feel a bit weepy," one fan wrote.

While another agreed: "Well that escalated… I'm in tears. What a beautiful tribute."

"I got goosebumps and teary eyes by watching it. What a beautiful tribute to one of the biggest legends in rock music history," a third added.

Meat Loaf sadly passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday 20 January.

His wife Deborah was by his side, while his two daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends had been with him in the 24 hours leading to his passing.

Take your Radio, Podcasts and Music with you