Last month during her trip to Northern Ireland, Queen Elizabeth II declined an opportunity to sit in the Iron Throne of Westeros to the chagrin of Anglophiles the world over. Perhaps to make up for the snub to the incredibly popular television series and books, Game of Thrones, this week the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace did something incredible. They performed the full Game of Thrones theme song just outside the Palace in London, and they did an amazing job. The original theme song was created by composer Ramin Djawadi who has also been involved in projects like Iron Man, Clash of the Titans, and Pacific Rim. This isn’t the first time the Game of Thrones song has been reinterpreted. There are cello covers, choral arrangements, 80s synth remixes and many more–a quick search on YouTube will get you around 135,000 different covers.
In related news, the actor who plays Hodor, Kristian Nairn, recently announced his plans to strike up a DJ stint throughout Australia in August of this year. Appropriately, he has named his set “Rave of Thrones” and he expects the audience to dress up in their finest thematic outfits. When asked how his emcee life differs from being Hodor on set Nairn said, “When DJing I’m definitely trying to keep my mind very much switched on, and for Hodor, it’s really the opposite.” Now that Game of Thrones musical talents are taking off, maybe there will be a Queen’s Guard and Rave of Thrones remix in our near future.