Brian May has recalled his terror of performing God Save The Queen live on the roof of Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The Queen guitarist, 75, revealed he broke royal protocol when she later failed to recognize him.
According to the Daily Mail’s Eden Confidential column, Brian said of the 2002 performance: “It was very, very scary.
Performing: Brian May has recalled his terror of performing God Save The Queen solo live on the roof of Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations (pictured in 2002).
‘[I thought] when I screw up God Save The Queen in front of a billion people [on TV]I will be that [remembered] for the rest of my life – the guy who screwed it up.”
Luckily he didn’t – and was introduced to the monarch a few weeks later along with fellow guitar legends Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.
He said: “There was a silence. And of course the protocol says you are not allowed to open a conversation with the monarch, but I thought somebody had to say something.
“So I said, ‘Very happy to meet you, ma’am — I’m the guy who stood on your roof.’ And she said, ‘Oh, you were, weren’t you?’
Brian said: ‘[I thought] when I screw up God Save The Queen in front of a billion people [on TV]I will be that [remembered] for the rest of my life – the guy who screwed it up’ (the Queen pictured in 2018)
Her Majesty nevertheless invited him to her Platinum Jubilee party.
Speaking previously about his nervousness on The One Show, Brian said, “I still get goosebumps that little rush because the adrenaline was insane and I was like, ‘I’m never going to be scared of anything again’.”
People say, “Were you afraid of falling?” No, I was afraid of being the guy who messes up at Buckingham Palace with a billion people watching. It was totally live and totally dangerous!’
All of Her Majesty’s children had rushed to Balmoral on Thursday after doctors “concerned” about their health. Hours later she died surrounded by her family.
Rules: A few weeks later, the Monarch was introduced alongside fellow guitar legends Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, breaking protocol (pictured with Adam Lambert in June 2022).
Her death was confirmed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.
Charles, the King, said: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a beloved Mother. I know their loss will be deeply felt across the land, in the rich and in the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this time of sorrow and change, my family and I are comforted and strengthened by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection that was so widespread for the Queen.”
Show: Her Majesty invited him to her Platinum Jubilee party nonetheless (pictured with Adam Lambert in June 2022)
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk
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