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Queen's Guard put on special performance ahead of Women's Euro Final 

A number of fan favourites were played in front of the crowds, including 'Sweet Caroline' and the 'Match of the Day' theme tune.

The Queen's Guard have put on a special performance at Buckingham Palace to show their support for the England women's football team reaching the Women's EURO 2022 Final.

The two English Regiments of Foot Guards conducting their normal Changing of the Guard, but instead of the classical songs usually played, a medley of football music could be heard instead.

A number of fan favourites were played in front of the crowds, with the Band of the Coldstream Guards playing 'Sweet Caroline', the 'Match of the Day' theme tune and the 'Grandstand' theme.

On the other side of Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Grenadier Guards played 'Three Lions' and 'Don't Stop Me Now'.

For some of the musicians, it was a particularly special occasion.

Musician Caitlyn Hawkins said she felt "great pride" in being able to support the 'Lionesses' through music.

"It is exciting that the 'Lionesses' have not only reached the Euro's 2022 Final but they have done it on home soil, energising the Nation and inspiring women like me to reach for ever greater heights," she said.

The Bands showing their support on the Buckingham Palace forecourt is a regular occurrence, with football music also played when the men's football team reached the EURO Final last year.