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Aretha Franklin honored by military band at Buckingham Palace

Aretha Franklin honored by military band at Buckingham Palace

"It's an honor to have met her and we are going to celebrate her", Ariana previously said of Aretha. "This is as close you get to royalty here in America and Aretha earned every bit of it", said Missy Settlers, 53, an automotive parts assembler. No, she used to perform for you. "She's given us all so much to be proud of". During her career, Franklin won 18 Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award in 1994, and was also the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"Nothing sounded better to me than the way my grandma sings", Victorie Franklin said.

Clinton ended with this praise of Franklin: "You should remember in this time about this magnificent woman. To say I was humbled to be in her presence would be an understatement". "I was so glad when I get here when the casket was still open, because I said, 'I wonder what my friend's got on today, '" Clinton said. I wanted to see what the girl was carrying out, " to a wave of laughs and claps from the crowd. He ended by playing her song "Think" on his phone. "It's the key to freedom!" The final farewell for the Queen of Soul took place in Franklin's hometown of Detroit, Mich.

"She's healthy. Someone must have misinterpreted", said Delgado. "She had the voice of generation, maybe the voice of a century". She wore a shimmering gold dress, with sequined heels - the fourth outfit Franklin was clothed in during a week of events leading up to her funeral.

They are a nod to her 1985 hit "Freeway of Love", an anthem to her Motor City hometown, in which Franklin sang about a pink Cadillac, the vehicle company that was founded in Detroit in 1902. Mourners have visited the legendary singer at several public viewings this week, including at a Detroit church where her father was a pastor.

The tribute is a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, "Freeway of Love, " which prominently featured the auto in the lyrics and video. Her oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute, said the 76-year-old singer's official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type.