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The royal family may be all protocol and tradition (for the most part), but when it came time to honor the late Aretha Franklin, Buckingham Palace took a page out of the Queen of Soul’s playbook.

While Franklin’s family and friends gathered for her funeral in Detroit last Friday, the Band of the Welsh Guards honored her during the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony at the palace by performing her 1967 hit “Respect.”

The London British Army shared a video of the musical spectacular on Twitter and wrote, “Respect for others underpins all we do in the @BritishArmy so it was no surprise that the @WelshGuardsBand paid tribute to musical icon and inspiration #ArethaFranklin at the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace today.”

Franklin passed away at the age of 76 in her Detroit home on August 16. What better way to pay respect than by highlighting the 18-time Grammy winner’s legacy? 

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