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Is the Queen dead? UK Twitter freaks out over supposed group chat message revealing she is



The above tweet contains a WhatsApp message from the (within the last hour) infamous Gibbo which currently has UK twitter on the absolute apex of its meme game. Gibbo claims that these instructions were passed down by someone on the royal guard.
Whether it's true has yet to be confirmed or denied by anybody of real importance, media, or connection to the royals. There is one current source denying it, but the owner of the account has no real communication or relationship with the royals.

Most people are referring to the nature of the reveal as a fitting end to this decade.
It is protocol for there to be 'buffer' hours between the event and the announcement - so unless the story gets denied officially tonight, it may be announced in the morning.

The Queen is the current top trending topic in the UK, with Gibbo a close second.

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Gibbo and Cheeks are 2019’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
fuck
How will Meghan be blamed for this tho?
she's been adding slow acting poison powder to all the corgis fur for months just so she could feel the joy of attending the funeral without pantyhose on! the protocol breaking succubus!
i read through half of that guardian post and honestly it's so fascinating about what'll happen (well at least the first week or so, after that it's just dull bureaucratic crap)
Damn, I had no idea ONTD hated the queen so much.
also she white people seasons hah food, so...
They don’t, they just check the tone on the first page and see that it’s one of those posts where you’re supposed to be like “good! Did bitch!”
I still remember getting dragged on here years ago after pointing out that people got sooo melodramatic in death posts for celebs where the celeb always apparently meant more to everyone than their own parents and they’ve been crying for days, etc. Meanwhile many of those same celebs would be getting the “party post!” for their deaths today.
Online mourning seems so performative most of the time

dreamformula

December 2 2019, 07:19:59 UTC 2 months ago Edited:  December 2 2019, 08:03:52 UTC

Online mourning sure, since no one actually knows these people personally, but saying "good riddance" really isn't the same thing. Will you seriously be nagging people for these kinds of expressions when people like GWB and John Bolton hit the bucket? Those two guys have fucked up enough lives that it's very likely the people celebrating have been directly impacted by their atrocities in one way or another. No one owes them respect.

The Queen is a representative of an archaic institution that's (negatively) affected millions, so it's also not surprising people wouldn't give a crap about vaunting her legacy. Hell, she was queen at a time when the UK literally overthrew democracy in my grandparents' country via military coup for the benefit of her country's oil businesses. Families in my grandfather's hometown (where British Petroleum decided to set up shop) were worked to the bone with zero benefits on a 50 cent wage, and had to deal with asthma/birth defects/cancers to enrich the pockets of a UK oil company in which the British government had a majority share.

I don't think people appreciate how truly shitty this family is when you're acting like critics are simply copying the "tone" of the first page like unthinking sheep.

ohmylol

2 months ago

electric_lemur

December 2 2019, 04:20:32 UTC 2 months ago Edited:  December 2 2019, 04:23:15 UTC

I think she’s lived a super fascinating life, that’s about all I have.

Edit:
Ok I mean fuck the monarchy, life ruiners, I guess I just felt a little generous due to Death. It’s been a hard year, ya’ll.
I s2g if she does before the elections so help me go there better be a revolution
I guess we’ll know tomorrow
I saw the memes first and I was sooo confused
This entire post is taking me out lmaooo
me looking up from watching CATS clips on yt to look at this post

I can only imagine how exhausting the ONTD posts will be full of edgelord after edgelord comment pretending they’re actually joyful at a 90 something dying, as if you’re really doing something with those “good I’ll be dancing on liz’s grave!1’ comments. I mean she ruled and lived into her 90s and reaped all the benefits of being a royal so she kinda won this round.

I hate the monarchy and think it should be abolished but I’m not gonna pretend I feel actual real life glee that a 93 year old died, that’s kind of what they do and it’s not like the People got her to abdicate or something. I basically feel ambivalent. We all know she’s gonna die soon enough. Why would anyone be excited.
I apologize in advance that as a half Jamaican half Nigerian that my thoughts of the death of the head of the British monarchy will not be kind lol
lmao maybe because her and her lot have helped ruin dozens of countries??? How do you not understand how personal that can be to descendants and victims of colonization. This is so tone deaf.
Yeah, and like I said, unfortunately she symbolically ruled easily into her 90s and her death halts no QE2 associated plans. If there was a death of the monarch it occurred slowly over many decades. The performativity of ~celebrating her death~ is just performativity since there’s nothing celebratory about it. Not in the sense that her death is sad, but simply that there is no good or no bad. It’s not like this now marks the end of British colonial rule. It’s an empty performative gesture to be like yAy the witch is dead, if you genuinely feel that way more power to you, but excuse me if I don’t believe a lot of people actually feel much of anything.

pretensetious

2 months ago

the_pinkdress

2 months ago

pulseraroja

2 months ago

pretensetious

2 months ago

musicnkisses

2 months ago

the_pinkdress

2 months ago

rubie_dubidoux

2 months ago

musicnkisses

2 months ago

dreamformula

2 months ago

you’re always the voice of reason bb

pretensetious

2 months ago

"I mean she ruled and lived into her 90s and reaped all the benefits of being a royal so she kinda won this round."

You say that like it's something to be proud of. Yikes.

the_pinkdress

2 months ago

rubie_dubidoux

2 months ago

dreamformula

2 months ago

pretensetious

2 months ago

dreamformula

2 months ago

pretensetious

2 months ago

rubie_dubidoux

2 months ago

pretensetious

2 months ago

That's your own opinion, everyone else is entitled to theirs. I felt actual glee when Castro died, even if it meant nothing in the great scheme of things. Lots of people here celebrated Thatcher dying. Just to mention some examples. If you feel ambivalent, good for you.
Your posts always reek of ignorance and privilege and whiteness that the fact that you believe you made some hot take makes me laugh, I'll celebrate when she dies and same with every shitty politician and every person who was part of monarchies that harmed my region, the party I'll throw when the Spanish monarchy dies? It will be amazing
I guess we'll know for sure tomorrow.
What are those sets of 3s and 4s?
Some kind of uniform.
3s appear to be warm weather uniform
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniforms_of_the_British_Army#No.3:_Warm_weather_ceremonial_uniform

4s appear to be the officers warm weather uniform;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniforms_of_the_British_Army#No.4:_Warm_weather_Service_Dress_(officers_only)

Since the high is like 40f, I doubt they would be waring the warm weather uniforms.

If this turns out to be fake, this might be the thing that proves it.

However number 1s are the most formal uniform, something they would wear for a state funeral;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniforms_of_the_British_Army#No.1:_Temperate_ceremonial
Ah, thank you for the explanation!
I'll believe it when I see it.
if it’s true, i hope her death marks the downfall of the monarchy
the icon really elevates the tone of this comment, i love it
omg i didn't even notice their icon until i read this lmaoooo
NGL it would’ve been cool to see the Queen meeting with America’s first woman president. It sucks that after living through so many presidencies, fucking TRUMP is the last one she’ll meet, and we’ll have to hear his dumbass speech and tweets about it.
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