Queen's Guard performs Game of Thrones tune (+video)

Queen Elizabeth II may have politely declined an offer to sit on The Iron Throne of Westeros, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have the Queen's Guard play the Game of Thrones theme song for her occasionally.

A video posted on YouTube over the weekend shows the men in the red jackets and fuzzy hats performing the world-renowned tune of the hit US TV series outside London's Buckingham Palace.

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The stirring rendition, bashed out during the changing of the guard, included military horns and drums, and was so convincing it elicited applause from the audience gathered outside the gates.

It is not known whether the Queen was inside the walls of her palace listening. But the video has had more than 700,000 views since going online.

It's not the first cover of the Game of Thrones opening song.

This year alone it's been reinterpreted as a New Orleans-style jazz arrangement, a cheesy '80s synth romp, and a one-woman choral work.

The original track is composed by Grammy-nominated German composer Ramin Djawadi, who also wrote music for Iron Man, Clash of the Titans.

- AAP

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