On the same day that the Queen of Soul is being laid to rest in Detroit, the men who guard the Queen of London played their own tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Crowds who attended the changing of the guards ceremony Friday morning in London were met with a special treat following the typical respect from troops.
The Band of the Welsh Guards paid tribute to Aretha with her iconic song R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
The unit posted the video on Facebook. Watch it in the embed below or by clicking here. Here's what they wrote:
The soul music may have startled tourists expecting British pomp and ceremony Friday from the Welsh Guards, who were wearing traditional red military jackets topped by high bearskin hats.
The Army tweeted that it wanted to pay tribute to a "musical icon and inspiration."
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.