FIRST READING: World confused by Canada mourning the Queen with carousing, Sandra Oh
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Within hours of the Queen’s death on Sept. 8, officials in Ottawa promised that Canada – as Queen Elizabeth II’s largest overseas realm – would be playing a key role in her funeral and interment.
Instead, the world may come to remember Canada’s participation in the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II primarily for two things: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau belting out Bohemian Rhapsody in a London hotel lobby only days before the funeral, and Ottawa’s weird decision to send actress Sandra Oh in its official delegation.
On Saturday, Trudeau was recorded in the lobby of a high-end London hotel belting out a rendition of the 1975 Queen hit Bohemian Rhapsody.