People are convinced the Queen trolled Trump with her brooches during his visit
Last week US president and top image when you Google the word "idiot" Donald Trump visited the United Kingdom. In London, his arrival was greeted with hostility, anger and massive protests. Brexit bitterly divided the UK, but Brits of all political stripes united to mock Trump - and point out that in England, "trump" means "fart."
During his three-day visit, Trump held a press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May, delivered an inspiring speech to Slytherin House, and met up with Queen Elizabeth II for tea. According to royal protocol, you should show up early, but Trump showed up right on time. That means the 92-year-old monarch was photographed waiting outside in the hot sun, checking her watch, for twelve minutes.
When Trump finally arrived, he broke royal protocol again by refusing to bow to the Queen, then sauntering directly in front of her. Two senior royals, Prince Charles and Prince William, did not attend the event, in an alleged snub. "It's a very, very unusual thing for the Queen to be there on her own," explained an inside source. "Usually, she is accompanied by somebody."
But how did the Queen really feel about Trump? Twitter user @SamuraiKnitter, aka Julie, suspects the monarch threw some subtle shade with her brooches. Citing the work of the blog Her Majesty's Jewel Box, she explained that the Queen makes hundreds of appearances and always wears a brooch. In case you don't know, brooches are kind of a big deal.
"The brooch is ALWAYS significant," writes Julie. "Badges of military regiments - she inspects some troops, she wears the badge of them to do it. A head of state gives her a brooch? If they visit, she'll wear it or something else she'd been given by them as a gift."
According to Julie, the Queen trolled Trump three times with three pairs of brooches - one for each day of his UK visit.
On Trump's first day, the Queen wore a brooch given to her by the previous president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama. Trump is, to put it lightly, not a fan. On Twitter, he accused Obama of illegal wiretapping. And in general, he seems obsessed with reversing all his policies.
On Trump's second day, when the odd couple met for tea, the Queen wore a brooch owned by her mother, who famously wore it to her father's state funeral. That's a dark mood for tea, don't you think?
Finally, on Trump's third day, the Queen wore a brooch given to her by the Canadian people, Britain's commonwealth and ally. Recently Trump started a trade war with Canada and taunted Prime Minister Gary Trudeau, calling him "weak."
Interesting theory, right? If Julie is correct, President Trump didn't just get served tea. He got served epic royal shade. As they say in the UK, and in the US: YAS QUEEN!