The Queen is fine, but here are the 37 best memes about her hoax death
This country is so weird
Last night, a message from a group chat saying the Queen of England had died went viral. Of course, she’s fine but then the weirdest thing happened – is the Queen dead memes were circulating everywhere and #thequeenisdead started trending. I bet that’s a sentence you never thought you’d read.
A screenshot from a WhatsApp group chat called “Old times” was posted on Twitter. The group chat members: Burnsy, Cheeks, Gibbo, Josh, Morty and Ricey, were all shocked when Gibbo forwarded a message he claimed was from the Buckingham Palace guard’s group chat, saying: “Queen’s passed away this morning, heart attack, being announced 930am tomorrow, channel dash 0800 tomorrow in full number 1s, in your black kit bag you need: 1 set of 3s, 1 set of 4s, underwear and socks for 2 weeks, washing kit, body washing kit, cities fornstand down.”
I don’t know what I believe less: The Queen dies and that’s how we found out, Buckingham Palace guards have a group chat or that everyone on Twitter turned this into a meme??
Either way, The Queen is alive and well so here are the best memes from the whole fiasco:
Queen Elizabeth opening Twitter and finding out she diedpic.twitter.com/yhV2IiFBfD
— Pimplosion (@EscPim) December 1, 2019
2. We all held our breath
me waiting to see if the queen is dead pic.twitter.com/5CrD9xsr4v
— Róisín Lanigan (@rosielanners) December 1, 2019
Queen Elizabeth: I cannot wait you celebrate my 94th birthday The grim reaper: pic.twitter.com/3NyIUSsLDO
— ruh-zool (@razaool) December 1, 2019
The staff at Buckingham Palace this morning pic.twitter.com/MdpfrxJRgM
— 🥃Russell (@RussellHayward) December 2, 2019
5. Lookin great, feelin great
The Queen announcing she ain’t dead tomorrow pic.twitter.com/RNq7qu12F5
— Hannah Golden (@antihan_) December 1, 2019
6. Tell ’em, Gibbo
— Teig O'Kain and the Corpse (@Kainyewest) December 1, 2019
7. Gibbo mate what have you done
Gibbo tomorrow morning seeing the government outside his house after the Watsapp message about the Queen pic.twitter.com/3pusz8o1gm
— Sam (@samneale11) December 1, 2019
8. Legit confirmation
I don’t trust WhatsApp rumours. I won’t believe the Queen’s dead until I see it announced the official palace TikTok account.
— Michael Fry (@BigDirtyFry) December 1, 2019
9. They’d told us this all along
Just re-read that Guardian longread on what happens in the event of the Queen's death, and they got it bang on to be fair pic.twitter.com/eXbdyp24z3
— Chris Applegate (@chrisapplegate) December 1, 2019
10. Someone replied to this saying ‘unbelievable death’ and I logged out
Jeff: "We got to Chris Kamara outside Buckingham Palace, where the Queen has died. What's the news, Chris?"
Kamara: "I don't know Jeff, has she?" pic.twitter.com/kywN7Dkvm3
— Rex (@ThatRexGuy) December 1, 2019
11. REAL questions
The most important question on everyone’s lips today: Who are they going to cast as #Gibbo and Ricey in season 5 of The Crown?
— Jonathan Pie (@JonathanPieNews) December 2, 2019
12. Omg u guys
holy shit guys the queen is actually dead pic.twitter.com/XYnF1tHPUo
— gemma (@bloodpilots) December 1, 2019
13. Pure chaos
The Queen hoax is pure, distilled Twitter. Carnage, pure clownery and occasionally divine inspiration, then all the nerds who lock off their screens at a sensible time before bed wake up with absolutely no clue how to interpret the mad runes left from the 8 hours before.
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) December 1, 2019
14. ‘I just wanna be me’
the queen reading all the tweets about her being dead when she’s actually fine pic.twitter.com/kJDOKLZ1uq
— Gemma Collins Memes (@GemmaReacts) December 1, 2019
15. Is this a dream????
If it’s true that the Queen is dead and it was leaked from a WhatsApp group with an erect penis as it’s profile pic… then I humbly request the programmers of this simulation to wake me the fuck up please. pic.twitter.com/oo7NCXfhPk
— Tez (@tezilyas) December 1, 2019
16. Congratulations, you’ve clicked on it x
Sweepstake on the first UK news website to try to hit their monthly traffic target by writing “Is the Queen dead?” SEO-bait, cited largely to the work of Gibbo and his forwarded WhatsApp message?
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) December 1, 2019
the queen hearing rumours she’s dead pic.twitter.com/CaAu2dKhAK
— Yusuf (@yuxufyuxuf) December 1, 2019
18. This is the tweet
guys calm down the queen isn’t dead, i saw her in pizza express with prince andrew
— jasper (@jasperrrsmith) December 1, 2019
19. ‘I’m going nowhere’
The Queen releasing her statement tomorrow to let everyone know she is alive pic.twitter.com/BZWXeaJtbc
— Josh (@jxshgreen) December 1, 2019
20. Ok actually, this is the tweet
Me tomorrow when the announcement about the queen comes out pic.twitter.com/Oto4xRl3xK
— phil (@phil170899) December 1, 2019
Twitter: ThE qUeEn iS dEaD
Queen Elizabeth: pic.twitter.com/RIW9ggie5V
— Timeline Terrorist (@Timeline2019) December 1, 2019
22. ALARM = OFF
The UK getting a day off when the queen dies. pic.twitter.com/tMF2etsGK8
— Jordaaaaan (@jordanwatson70) December 1, 2019
23. Tbf I heard this too
Apparently if The Queen's death doesnt get announced within 15 minutes we can legally get the day off tomorrow 🙏
— Rikos (@Rikos67_) December 1, 2019
24. I cannot REST
waiting for an official news source to confirm the queen's death pic.twitter.com/copxZF9LnT
— festive rat (@caseyrxid) December 1, 2019
25. I’m sorry
Me waking up tomorrow, realising the queen is still alive and a actually have to go to work pic.twitter.com/QeRXHa8QoT
— Liam King (@LK95_) December 1, 2019
26. Thanks for this
Twitter when they find out the Queen isn't actually dead https://t.co/Gml3Aa3aM4
— James Philbin-Smith (@smithyjlsh123) December 1, 2019
27. This is probably too much
so the queen didn’t die… pic.twitter.com/pD9GArMxZy
— john (@Scarlet4UrMa) December 1, 2019
28. FINALLY someone sensible getting involved
I see we have reached that time of year where I have to dispel rumours of HM's passing.
The Queen is not dead. She is alive & well and is very much looking forward to hosting President Trump and other world leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for the NATO reception.
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) December 1, 2019
29. Oh wait, never mind!
30. You and me both, Ryan-Mark
I literally screamed pic.twitter.com/WcwME02WBA
— RYAN-MARK (@ryanmarkparsons) December 2, 2019
31. I’ve got a story I think you might be interested in
Hi @royalfamily, I’m a freelance reporter. Follow back so I can DM?
— Ben Gartside (@BenGartside) December 1, 2019
32. KNEW IT
I blocked all my friends from viewing my posts to see who was leaking the death of the Queen. It was……… Gibbo’s account.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) December 1, 2019
burnsy, cheeks, gibbo, ricey, josh, morty pic.twitter.com/zkNFqHdia7
— Stan The Golden Boy (@tristandross) December 1, 2019
34. Yeah tbh
Most trusted names in British News
Ricey's mate 5%
Via YouGov, 1 Dec 2019
— James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) December 1, 2019
35. This lot will go down in history
telling my kids this was gibbo, ricey and cheeks pic.twitter.com/kWNVNqv5uG
— hussein kesvani (@HKesvani) December 1, 2019
36. Ugh I love Twitter
uk twitter: oh hey u guys are back early
gibbo: queen’s dead
uk twitter: what?
gibbo: *packing one set of 3s, one set of 4s and two weeks of underwear and socks in a black kit bag and getting back on the rocket-ship* queen’s dead
— VOTE LABOUR ON DEC 12TH 🌹 (@Judoon_Platoon) December 1, 2019
37. Here’s the REAL list
just absolutely can't believe this pic.twitter.com/DV4Dly37RC
— Greg Barradale (@GregBarradale) December 2, 2019
This country is so weird.