People think Star Wars music is playing during procession at Queen's funeral
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As the State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II through Westminster, the funeral procession music is blaring out throughout the city of London.
Westminster Abbey's Organist and Master of the Choristers, James O'Donnell is responsible for directing the choirs that are playing at the service.
However, it seems many on social media believe that the service music sounds very similar to that of Star Wars.
"I keep hearing the Star Wars theme #queensfuneral," one person wrote.
A second person added: "Why the music at the Queen's funeral sound like off brand star wars music."
"I've watched enough star wars to know there's about to be a sick battle scene coming up #queensfuneral," a third person said.
Someone else wrote: "I GENUINELY thought they started playing Star Wars music at the Queen's funeral then."
Well, for anyone wondering, the soundtrack album to the 1977 film Star Wars was composed and conducted by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
So yeah, it's not the same composer, before you get excited.
Justin Welby, member of House of Lords of the United Kingdom, told mourners: “People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rarer.
“But in all cases those who serve will be loved and remembered when those who cling to power and privileges are forgotten.
“The grief of this day – felt not only by the late Queen’s family but all round the nation, Commonwealth and world – arises from her abundant life and loving service, now gone from us.
“She was joyful, present to so many, touching a multitude of lives.”
He added: “Rarely has such a promise been so well kept. Few leaders receive the outpouring of love we have seen.”
Buckingham Palace made the official announcement of the Queen's death at 6:30pm on 8 September, which read: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon."
King Charles III ascended to the throne immediately on the death of his late mother.
Charles said in a written statement: “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.
“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”